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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] powerpc/64: Fix build failure with GCC 8.1
Hi Christophe,

CC Geoff

On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 8:03 AM, Christophe Leroy
<christophe.leroy@c-s.fr> wrote:
> CC arch/powerpc/kernel/nvram_64.o
> arch/powerpc/kernel/nvram_64.c: In function 'nvram_create_partition':
> arch/powerpc/kernel/nvram_64.c:1042:2: error: 'strncpy' specified bound 12 equals destination size [-Werror=stringop-truncation]
> strncpy(new_part->header.name, name, 12);
> ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> CC arch/powerpc/kernel/trace/ftrace.o
> In function 'make_field',
> inlined from 'ps3_repository_read_boot_dat_address' at arch/powerpc/platforms/ps3/repository.c:900:9:
> arch/powerpc/platforms/ps3/repository.c:106:2: error: 'strncpy' output truncated before terminating nul copying 8 bytes from a string of the same length [-Werror=stringop-truncation]
> strncpy((char *)&n, text, 8);
> ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr>

Thanks for your patch!

> --- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/nvram_64.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/nvram_64.c
> @@ -1039,7 +1039,7 @@ loff_t __init nvram_create_partition(const char *name, int sig,
> new_part->index = free_part->index;
> new_part->header.signature = sig;
> new_part->header.length = size;
> - strncpy(new_part->header.name, name, 12);
> + memcpy(new_part->header.name, name, strnlen(name, sizeof(new_part->header.name)));

The comment for nvram_header.lgnth says:

/* Terminating null required only for names < 12 chars. */

This will not terminate the string with a zero (the struct is
allocated with kmalloc).
So the original code is correct, the new one isn't.

> new_part->header.checksum = nvram_checksum(&new_part->header);
>
> rc = nvram_write_header(new_part);
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/ps3/repository.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/ps3/repository.c
> index 50dbaf24b1ee..e49c887787c4 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/ps3/repository.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/ps3/repository.c
> @@ -101,9 +101,9 @@ static u64 make_first_field(const char *text, u64 index)
>
> static u64 make_field(const char *text, u64 index)
> {
> - u64 n;
> + u64 n = 0;
>
> - strncpy((char *)&n, text, 8);
> + memcpy((char *)&n, text, strnlen(text, sizeof(n)));

This changes behavior: strncpy() fills the remainder of the buffer with
zeroes. I don't remember the details of the PS3 repository structure,
but given this writes to a fixed size u64 buffer, I'd expect the PS3
hypervisor code to (1) rely on the zero padding, and (2) not need a zero
terminator if there are 8 characters in the buffer, so probably the
original code is correct, and the "fixed" code isn't.

Has this been tested on a PS3?

> return n + index;
> }

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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