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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/2] ras: fix an off-by-one error in __find_elem()
On Sat, Apr 20, 2019 at 12:04 PM Borislav Petkov <> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 20, 2019 at 11:25:43AM -0700, Cong Wang wrote:
> > If you want to go that far, you can choose to use lib/bsearch.c too in
> > case you want to reinvent the wheel.
> Well, that doesn't give me the @to functionality which points to the
> slot where the new element should be inserted, when the search was
> unsuccessful.

No one stops you from adding it, as you are going far you can always
go further. :)

> > What's your point here?
> My point is to fix it properly. Obviously.

Of course, no one can stop you from rewriting the whole ras code by
doing it properly.

> > You know my fix is targeted for -stable,
> Well, first you sent me this:
> then this:

Yes, one is V1 and the other is V2. Is it hard to understand V2 is to replace

> Tony liked this second version more and if you look at the final result of mine:

Sorry, I have no reason to look into a 83-line change.

> it has basically *both*: the correct [min:max] range *and* the return of
> ithe ndex when found. But the algorithm this time is the correct one.

I don't review it, so I don't know. Feel free to believe you are correct here,
until someone finds a bug later.

> > I doubt your 83-line change could fit for -stable.
> My 83-line change has debug output only for experimentation. It will,
> *of* *course* be removed before committing it upstream. That's why I
> called it "a conglomerate patch" and I said "It has some debug output
> for easier debugging, that will be removed in the final version, of
> course." I guess you didn't read that either.

Why should I read a debugging patch?

> And the sanity_check() piece will be a separate patch, of course.
> In the end the diffstat will be 30-40 lines max.
> > Feel free to drop my patch to favor yours. I am really tired.
> Suit yourself. Thanks for the reporting.

There is no bug here, your code is perfect. :) Sorry for wasting
your time to believe this it is bug, it is not. :-)


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