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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tpm: fix byte order related arithmetic inconsistency in tpm_getcap()
On Tue, May 09, 2017 at 09:13:08AM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Tue, May 09, 2017 at 05:13:53PM +0300, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > On Sun, May 07, 2017 at 08:50:02PM +0300, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> > > You should not do arithmetic with __be32 or __le32 types because
> > > sometimes it results incorrect results. Calculations must be done only
> > > with integers that are in in the CPU byte order. This commit migrates
> > > tpm_getcap() to struct tpm_buf in order to sort out these issues.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>
> > > Now this should work as Robertos patches move byte order conversion
> > > where it should be. Sadly I'm out of reach to my Dell E6400 laptop
> > > that I use for TPM 1.2 testing.
> > > drivers/char/tpm/tpm-interface.c | 30 ++++++++++++++++--------------
> > > drivers/char/tpm/tpm.h | 13 -------------
> > > 2 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 27 deletions(-)
> >
> > I've now tested this with TPM 1.2. Any complains?
>
> Seems reasonable, but which linke had the problematic arithmetic?
>
> Jason

Arithmetic should work but it's not a good practice to do additions,
substractions or multiplications in any other byte order than the CPU
byte order.

sparse also complains about this.

/Jarkko

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