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SubjectRe: [Patch 2/3] firmware: dmi_scan: fix dmi_len type
On 11 February 2015 at 18:10, Ivan Khoronzhuk
<> wrote:
> On 02/11/2015 11:53 AM, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
>> On 11 February 2015 at 17:46, Ivan Khoronzhuk
>> <> wrote:
>>> According to SMBIOSv3 specification the length of DMI table can be
>>> up to 32bits wide. So use appropriate type to avoid overflow.
>>> It's obvious that dmi_num theoretically can be more than u16 also,
>>> so it's can be changed to u32 or at least it's better to use int
>>> instead of u16, but on that moment I cannot imagine dmi structure
>>> count more than 65535 and it can require changing type of vars that
>>> work with it. So I didn't correct it.
>>> Signed-off-by: Ivan Khoronzhuk <>
>> Acked-by: Ard Biesheuvel <>
>> This should get a cc stable as well.
> Pay attention that this patch has to be applied with patch 1/3.

Good point. Actually, I don't really see the need for patch #1, even
if I agree that it would have been better to write it like you have in
the first place.
But leaving the dmi_len as u16 is clearly a bug on my part, so that
should be fixed.

@Matt: any thoughts?

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