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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 5/5] OF: Introduce utility helper functions
On 11/08/2013 01:08 AM, Alexander Sverdlin wrote:
> Hello Pantelis,
>
> On 07/11/13 21:17, ext Pantelis Antoniou wrote:
>> Introduce helper functions for working with the live DT tree.
>>
>> __of_free_property() frees a dynamically created property
>> __of_free_tree() recursively frees a device node tree
>> __of_copy_property() copies a property dynamically
>> __of_create_empty_node() creates an empty node
>> __of_find_node_by_full_name() finds the node with the full name
>> and
>> of_multi_prop_cmp() performs a multi property compare but without
>> having to take locks.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Pantelis Antoniou <panto@antoniou-consulting.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/of/Makefile | 2 +-
>> drivers/of/util.c | 253 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> include/linux/of.h | 59 ++++++++++++
>> 3 files changed, 313 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>> create mode 100644 drivers/of/util.c
>>
>
> ...
>
>> +struct property *__of_copy_property(const struct property *prop, gfp_t flags)
>> +{
>> + struct property *propn;
>> +
>> + propn = kzalloc(sizeof(*prop), flags);
>> + if (propn == NULL)
>> + return NULL;
>> +
>> + propn->name = kstrdup(prop->name, flags);
>> + if (propn->name == NULL)
>> + goto err_fail_name;
>> +
>> + if (prop->length > 0) {
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> As Ioan already mentioned, this is really a problem.
> There is a bunch of places, where properties without values are used.
> Like gpio-controller; ranges; interrupt-controller;
> Refer, for example, to of_irq_map_raw() which checks
> of_get_property(ipar, "interrupt-controller", NULL) != NULL
> and some other occurrences of exactly same construct.
> This will simply be broken for merged device-tree parts.
>

Folks,

it might help if you explain what exactly is broken, and how to fix it.
It is not as if the property is not copied, only its value
is not copied. And the value does not exist.

What do you think the code needs to do differently ? Obviously it can
not copy a non-existing value. So what would have to be in the else case ?

Thanks,
Guenter

>> + propn->value = kmalloc(prop->length, flags);
>> + if (propn->value == NULL)
>> + goto err_fail_value;
>> + memcpy(propn->value, prop->value, prop->length);
>> + propn->length = prop->length;
>> + }
>> +
>> + /* mark the property as dynamic */
>> + of_property_set_flag(propn, OF_DYNAMIC);
>> +
>> + return propn;
>> +
>> +err_fail_value:
>> + kfree(propn->name);
>> +err_fail_name:
>> + kfree(propn);
>> + return NULL;
>> +}
>> +
>
> ...
>



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