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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 06/16] watchdog: hpwdt: drop warning after calling watchdog_init_timeout
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On 4/24/19 1:38 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> 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?
>

I would hope so, because we export its contents via sysfs to userspace
with
return sprintf(buf, "%s\n", wdd->info->identity);

Also, there are already several pr_err() assuming that it is
a string,

Guenter

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