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SubjectRe: [PATCH 146/190] Revert "media: dvb: Add check on sp8870_readreg"
On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 03:00:21PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> This reverts commit 467a37fba93f2b4fe3ab597ff6a517b22b566882.
>
> Commits from @umn.edu addresses have been found to be submitted in "bad
> faith" to try to test the kernel community's ability to review "known
> malicious" changes. The result of these submissions can be found in a
> paper published at the 42nd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
> entitled, "Open Source Insecurity: Stealthily Introducing
> Vulnerabilities via Hypocrite Commits" written by Qiushi Wu (University
> of Minnesota) and Kangjie Lu (University of Minnesota).
>
> Because of this, all submissions from this group must be reverted from
> the kernel tree and will need to be re-reviewed again to determine if
> they actually are a valid fix. Until that work is complete, remove this
> change to ensure that no problems are being introduced into the
> codebase.
>
> Cc: Aditya Pakki <pakki001@umn.edu>
> Cc: Sean Young <sean@mess.org>
> Cc: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+samsung@kernel.org>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> ---
> drivers/media/dvb-frontends/sp8870.c | 4 +---
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/media/dvb-frontends/sp8870.c b/drivers/media/dvb-frontends/sp8870.c
> index 655db8272268..ee893a2f2261 100644
> --- a/drivers/media/dvb-frontends/sp8870.c
> +++ b/drivers/media/dvb-frontends/sp8870.c
> @@ -280,9 +280,7 @@ static int sp8870_set_frontend_parameters(struct dvb_frontend *fe)
> sp8870_writereg(state, 0xc05, reg0xc05);
>
> // read status reg in order to clear pending irqs
> - err = sp8870_readreg(state, 0x200);
> - if (err)
> - return err;
> + sp8870_readreg(state, 0x200);
>
> // system controller start
> sp8870_microcontroller_start(state);
> --
> 2.31.1
>

This change looks to break the driver entirely, I guess no one uses it
anymore. It should have checked for < 0 if it actually cared about the
result.

I'll keep this as it is not correct.

thanks,

greg k-h

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