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SubjectRe: [PATCH 104/190] Revert "char: hpet: fix a missing check of ioremap"
On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 02:59:39PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> This reverts commit 13bd14a41ce3105d5b1f3cd8b4d1e249d17b6d9b.
>
> 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: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> ---
> drivers/char/hpet.c | 2 --
> 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/char/hpet.c b/drivers/char/hpet.c
> index ed3b7dab678d..6f13def6c172 100644
> --- a/drivers/char/hpet.c
> +++ b/drivers/char/hpet.c
> @@ -969,8 +969,6 @@ static acpi_status hpet_resources(struct acpi_resource *res, void *data)
> if (ACPI_SUCCESS(status)) {
> hdp->hd_phys_address = addr.address.minimum;
> hdp->hd_address = ioremap(addr.address.minimum, addr.address.address_length);
> - if (!hdp->hd_address)
> - return AE_ERROR;
>
> if (hpet_is_known(hdp)) {
> iounmap(hdp->hd_address);
> --
> 2.31.1
>

While this is technically correct, it is only fixing ONE of these errors
in this function, so the patch is not fully correct. I'll leave this
revert and provide a fix for this later that resolves this same
"problem" everywhere in this function.

thanks,

greg k-h

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