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SubjectRe: [PATCH v11 5/8] iio: adc: adi-axi-adc: add support for AXI ADC IP core
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On Sun, 2020-03-22 at 09:16 -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 12:45:39PM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > +Cc Kees (see below about allocation size checks)
> >
> > On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 11:36 AM Ardelean, Alexandru
> > <alexandru.Ardelean@analog.com> wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2020-03-21 at 23:38 +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > > > On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 10:55 AM Alexandru Ardelean
> > > > <alexandru.ardelean@analog.com> wrote:
> >
> > ...
> >
> > > > > +static struct adi_axi_adc_conv *adi_axi_adc_conv_register(struct
> > > > > device
> > > > > *dev,
> > > > > + int
> > > > > sizeof_priv)
> > > > > +{
> > > > > + struct adi_axi_adc_client *cl;
> > > > > + size_t alloc_size;
> > > > > +
> > > > > + alloc_size = sizeof(struct adi_axi_adc_client);
> > > > > + if (sizeof_priv) {
> > > > > + alloc_size = ALIGN(alloc_size, IIO_ALIGN);
> > > > > + alloc_size += sizeof_priv;
> > > > > + }
> > > > > + alloc_size += IIO_ALIGN - 1;
> > > >
> > > > Have you looked at linux/overflow.h?
> > >
> > > i did now;
> > > any hints where i should look closer?
> >
> > It seems it lacks of this kind of allocation size checks... Perhaps add one?
> > Kees, what do you think?
> >
> > > > > + cl = kzalloc(alloc_size, GFP_KERNEL);
> > > > > + if (!cl)
> > > > > + return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
>
> My head hurts trying to read this! ;) Okay, so the base size is
> sizeof(struct adi_axi_adc_client). But if sizeof_priv is non-zero
> (this arg should be size_t not int), then we need to make the struct
> size ALIGNed? And then what is the "+= IIO_ALIGN - 1" for?
>
> It's not clear to me what the expect alignment/padding is here.
>
> I would probably construct this as:
>
> sizeof_self = sizeof(struct adi_axi_adc_client);
> if (sizeof_priv)
> sizeof_self = ALIGN(sizeof_self, IIO_ALIGN);
> if (check_add_overflow(sizeof_self, sizeof_priv, &sizeof_alloc))
> return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
> if (check_add_overflow(sizeof_alloc, IIO_ALIGN - 1, &sizeof_alloc))
> return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);

Ok, but the question is: shouldn't this be done in kmalloc()/kzalloc?
Why do it in each driver?
I don't see this done in many drivers.

>
> But I don't understand the "IIO_ALIGN - 1" part, so I assume this could
> be shortened with better use of ALIGN()?
>
> Also, this feels like a weird driver allocation overall:
>
> + struct adi_axi_adc_conv **ptr, *conv;
> +
> + ptr = devres_alloc(devm_adi_axi_adc_conv_release, sizeof(*ptr),
> + GFP_KERNEL);
> + if (!ptr)
> + return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
> +
> + conv = adi_axi_adc_conv_register(dev, sizeof_priv);
>
> devres_alloc() allocates storage for a _single pointer_. :P That's not
> useful for resource tracking. Why is devres_alloc() being called here
> and not down in adi_axi_adc_conv_register() and just passing the pointer
> back up?
>
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