On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 04:56:54PM +0100, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On 4 May 2018 at 19:37, Jonathan Marler <johnnymar...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Signed-off-by: Jonathan Marler <johnnymar...@gmail.com>
> 
> Hi; thanks for this patch.
> 
> > ---
> >  device_tree.c | 8 ++++++--
> >  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/device_tree.c b/device_tree.c
> > index 52c3358..2b75905 100644
> > --- a/device_tree.c
> > +++ b/device_tree.c
> > @@ -379,8 +379,12 @@ uint32_t qemu_fdt_get_phandle(void *fdt, const char
> > *path)
> >
> >      r = fdt_get_phandle(fdt, findnode_nofail(fdt, path));
> >      if (r == 0) {
> > -        error_report("%s: Couldn't get phandle for %s: %s", __func__,
> > -                     path, fdt_strerror(r));
> > +        error_report("%s: Node %s does not have a 'phandle'", __func__,
> > +                     path);
> > +        exit(1);
> > +    }
> > +    if (r == -1) {
> > +        error_report("%s: Couldn't get phandle for %s", __func__, path);
> >          exit(1);
> >      }
> 
> Could you explain in what situation this is needed? The documentation
> for fdt_get_phandle() says
>  * returns:
>  *      the phandle of the node at nodeoffset, on success (!= 0, != -1)
>  *      0, if the node has no phandle, or another error occurs
> 
> which I interpret to mean that it is not possible for it to return -1.

I *think* that was the intention; it's a long time since I wrote it,
so I'm not sure.  However, looking at the implementation, that's not
strictly the case.

We certainly return 0 for any error we explicitly detect.  However, if
the node has a "phandle" property that's correctly formed but contains
-1, then we'll return -1.  Of course, a correct dt blob won't have
such a property, but then we do detect a bunch of other conditions
that a correct dt shouldn't have.

On balance, I'm thinking I should probably change libfdt to check for
a -1 phandle property and return 0 for that case, like all other error
cases.

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