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Subject[PATCH AUTOSEL 5.10 17/39] s390/netiucv: Fix return type of netiucv_tx()
From: Nathan Chancellor <>

[ Upstream commit 88d86d18d7cf7e9137c95f9d212bb9fff8a1b4be ]

With clang's kernel control flow integrity (kCFI, CONFIG_CFI_CLANG),
indirect call targets are validated against the expected function
pointer prototype to make sure the call target is valid to help mitigate
ROP attacks. If they are not identical, there is a failure at run time,
which manifests as either a kernel panic or thread getting killed. A
proposed warning in clang aims to catch these at compile time, which

drivers/s390/net/netiucv.c:1854:21: error: incompatible function pointer types initializing 'netdev_tx_t (*)(struct sk_buff *, struct net_device *)' (aka 'enum netdev_tx (*)(struct sk_buff *, struct net_device *)') with an expression of type 'int (struct sk_buff *, struct net_device *)' [-Werror,-Wincompatible-function-pointer-types-strict]
.ndo_start_xmit = netiucv_tx,

->ndo_start_xmit() in 'struct net_device_ops' expects a return type of
'netdev_tx_t', not 'int'. Adjust the return type of netiucv_tx() to
match the prototype's to resolve the warning and potential CFI failure,
should s390 select ARCH_SUPPORTS_CFI_CLANG in the future.

Additionally, while in the area, remove a comment block that is no
longer relevant.

Reviewed-by: Alexandra Winter <>
Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <>
Signed-off-by: Nathan Chancellor <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
drivers/s390/net/netiucv.c | 9 +--------
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/s390/net/netiucv.c b/drivers/s390/net/netiucv.c
index 260860cf3aa1..a2f403c4ec38 100644
--- a/drivers/s390/net/netiucv.c
+++ b/drivers/s390/net/netiucv.c
@@ -1260,15 +1260,8 @@ static int netiucv_close(struct net_device *dev)
* Start transmission of a packet.
* Called from generic network device layer.
- *
- * @param skb Pointer to buffer containing the packet.
- * @param dev Pointer to interface struct.
- *
- * @return 0 if packet consumed, !0 if packet rejected.
- * Note: If we return !0, then the packet is free'd by
- * the generic network layer.
-static int netiucv_tx(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev)
+static netdev_tx_t netiucv_tx(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev)
struct netiucv_priv *privptr = netdev_priv(dev);
int rc;
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