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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 06/16] watchdog: hpwdt: drop warning after calling watchdog_init_timeout
Hi Wolfram,

On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 9:46 PM Wolfram Sang <wsa@the-dreams.de> wrote:
> > Yes, that works as well. Note that it will actually print something like
> > "watchdog: <device>: ..." due to the pr_fmt() at the top of watchdog_core.c.
> > I guess that should be ok.
>
> I have the following diff applied on top of patch 2. Works with and
> without a parent device. I am not super happy casting 'identity' but
> since its u8-type is exported to userspace, I think we can't avoid it.
> Guenter, is this cast safe? Here is the diff:
>
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_core.c b/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_core.c
> index cd3ca6b366ef..62be9e52a4de 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_core.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_core.c
> @@ -115,6 +115,8 @@ static void watchdog_check_min_max_timeout(struct watchdog_device *wdd)
> int watchdog_init_timeout(struct watchdog_device *wdd,
> unsigned int timeout_parm, struct device *dev)
> {
> + const char *dev_str = wdd->parent ? dev_name(wdd->parent) :
> + (const char *)wdd->info->identity;

struct watchdog_info {
...
__u8 identity[32]; /* Identity of the board */
};

Is identity[] guaranteed to be NUL-terminated?

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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