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SubjectRe: [PATCH 142/190] Revert "rtc: hym8563: fix a missing check of block data read"
On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 04:28:31PM +0200, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 03:00:17PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > This reverts commit 9a20b5e35a536d6bb4b2d4a3b14a0457e205356c.
> >
> > 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: Kangjie Lu <kjlu@umn.edu>
> > Cc: Alexandre Belloni <alexandre.belloni@bootlin.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> > ---
> > drivers/rtc/rtc-hym8563.c | 2 --
> > 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/rtc/rtc-hym8563.c b/drivers/rtc/rtc-hym8563.c
> > index 0751cae27285..a9d033eff61e 100644
> > --- a/drivers/rtc/rtc-hym8563.c
> > +++ b/drivers/rtc/rtc-hym8563.c
> > @@ -94,8 +94,6 @@ static int hym8563_rtc_read_time(struct device *dev, struct rtc_time *tm)
> > int ret;
> >
> > ret = i2c_smbus_read_i2c_block_data(client, HYM8563_SEC, 7, buf);
> > - if (ret < 0)
> > - return ret;
> >
> > if (buf[0] & HYM8563_SEC_VL) {
> > dev_warn(&client->dev,
>
> Seems like this one was a valid fix, and that the description matched
> what was done; plenty of other drivers also proceed similarly. I suspect
> it should be kept.

Thanks for the review, I'll drop this revert from my tree.

greg k-h

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