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Subject[PATCH][next] vhost: only return early if ret indicates an error or no iovecs have been processed
From: Colin Ian King <>

Currently the loop that calls log_write_hva on each iovec is never
executed because of an incorrect error check on the return from the
call to translate_desc. The check should be checking for a -ve error
return and because it makes no sense to iterate over zero items, the
checks should also check for zero too.

Detected by CoverityScan, CID#1476969 ("Logically dead code")

Fixes: cc5e71075947 ("vhost: log dirty page correctly")
Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <>
drivers/vhost/vhost.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/vhost/vhost.c b/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
index 24a129fcdd61..a9a1709a859a 100644
--- a/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
+++ b/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
@@ -1788,7 +1788,7 @@ static int log_used(struct vhost_virtqueue *vq, u64 used_offset, u64 len)

ret = translate_desc(vq, (uintptr_t)vq->used + used_offset,
len, iov, 64, VHOST_ACCESS_WO);
- if (ret)
+ if (ret <= 0)
return ret;

for (i = 0; i < ret; i++) {
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