On 13/03/2018 at 09:29:33 +0100, Stefano Manni wrote:
> 2018-03-13 0:31 GMT+01:00 Alexandre Belloni
> > Hi,
> > On 13/03/2018 at 00:13:38 +0100, Stefano Manni wrote:
> >> In preparation to enabling -Wvla, remove VLAs and replace them with
> >> fixed-length arrays instead.
> >> rtc-mcp795.c uses a variable-length array declaration to contain
> >> the command to write the rtcc; this can be replaced by a fixed-
> >> size array of length 2 (instruction, address) + 32 (data out),
> >> assuming a maximum data length of 32 bytes before wrap up.
> >> This was prompted by https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/7/621
> >> Signed-off-by: Stefano Manni <stefano.ma...@gmail.com>
> >> ---
> >> drivers/rtc/rtc-mcp795.c | 8 +++++++-
> >> 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >> diff --git a/drivers/rtc/rtc-mcp795.c b/drivers/rtc/rtc-mcp795.c
> >> index 77f21331ae21..a5f504e2364c 100644
> >> --- a/drivers/rtc/rtc-mcp795.c
> >> +++ b/drivers/rtc/rtc-mcp795.c
> >> @@ -61,6 +61,9 @@
> >> #define SEC_PER_DAY (24 * 60 * 60)
> >> +/* Maximum length for data out in write operation to RTCC */
> >> +#define MCP795_MAX_DATAOUT_LEN 32
> >> +
> > This is wrong, see https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=152046370320811&w=2
> > Also,
> > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/abelloni/linux.git/commit/?h=rtc-next&id=74ce1a932504da166cfbccf5567aa3751b6aa599
> You sure that the right value to use is 255 + 2? mcp795_rtcc_write() just
> into the RTCC that contains only 32 registers (table 4-1 of
> datasheet). I assumed
> 32 as the maximum length of data to write before wrapping up (start
> from reg 0x0).
> Probably 32 is just a wrong assumption but why did you choose 255?
It is not so wrong but the plan is to be able to support reading/writing
the EEPROM later but I agree it will need to be changed anyway.
> Another thing: don't we need also to check count against the array length?
> if (count > MCP795_MAX_DATAOUT_LEN)
> return -EINVAL;
u8 count will never be greater than 255.
Alexandre Belloni, Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons)
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering