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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tpm/tpm_crb: Avoid unaligned reads in crb_recv():
On Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 12:17:43PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> From: Jarkko Sakkinen
> > Sent: 01 February 2019 11:20
> > The current approach to read first 6 bytes from the response and then tail
> > of the response, can cause the 2nd memcpy_fromio() to do an unaligned read
> > (e.g. read 32-bit word from address aligned to a 16-bits), depending on how
> > memcpy_fromio() is implemented. If this happens, the read will fail and the
> > memory controller will fill the read with 1's.
>
> To my mind memcpy_to/fromio() should only be used on IO addresses that are
> adequately like memory, and should be implemented in a way that that won't
> generate invalid bus cycles.
> Also memcpy_fromio() should also be allowed to do 'aligned' accesses that
> go beyond the ends of the required memory area.
>
> ...
> >
> > - memcpy_fromio(buf, priv->rsp, 6);
> > + memcpy_fromio(buf, priv->rsp, 8);
> > expected = be32_to_cpup((__be32 *) &buf[2]);
> > - if (expected > count || expected < 6)
> > + if (expected > count || expected < 8)
> > return -EIO;
> >
> > - memcpy_fromio(&buf[6], &priv->rsp[6], expected - 6);
> > + memcpy_fromio(&buf[8], &priv->rsp[8], expected - 8);
>
> Why not just use readl() or readq() ?
>
> Bound to generate better code.

For the first read can be done. The second read is of variable
length.

/Jarkko

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