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SubjectRe: [PATCH] RTC: Prevents a division by zero in kernel code.
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On Wed, 2011-02-02 at 16:04 -0200, Marcelo Roberto Jimenez wrote:
> This patch prevents a user space program from calling the RTC_IRQP_SET
> ioctl with a negative value of frequency. Also, if this call is make
> with a zero value of frequency, there would be a division by zero in the
> kernel code.
>
> Signed-off-by: Marcelo Roberto Jimenez <mroberto@cpti.cetuc.puc-rio.br>

Probably need to also initialize irq_freq to 1 on rtc_device_register so
we don't trip over the divbyzero on rtc devices that don't initialize
that value.

I'll add that and fwd on your patch!

Great catch!

thanks
-john

> ---
> drivers/rtc/interface.c | 3 +++
> 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/rtc/interface.c b/drivers/rtc/interface.c
> index 925006d..a0c0196 100644
> --- a/drivers/rtc/interface.c
> +++ b/drivers/rtc/interface.c
> @@ -464,6 +464,9 @@ int rtc_irq_set_freq(struct rtc_device *rtc, struct rtc_task *task, int freq)
> int err = 0;
> unsigned long flags;
>
> + if (freq <= 0)
> + return -EINVAL;
> +
> spin_lock_irqsave(&rtc->irq_task_lock, flags);
> if (rtc->irq_task != NULL && task == NULL)
> err = -EBUSY;




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