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* [PATCH] vboxsf: fix comparison of signed char constant with unsigned char array elements
@ 2020-09-15 16:03 Colin King
  2020-09-16  6:14 ` Hans de Goede
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Colin King @ 2020-09-15 16:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Hans de Goede, Christoph Hellwig, Al Viro, linux-fsdevel
  Cc: kernel-janitors, linux-kernel

From: Colin Ian King <>

The comparison of signed char constants with unsigned char array
elements leads to checks that are always false. Fix this by declaring
the VBSF_MOUNT_SIGNATURE_BYTE* macros as octal unsigned int constants
rather than as signed char constants. (Argueably the U is not necessarily
required, but add it to be really clear of intent).

Addresses-Coverity: ("Operands don't affect result")
Fixes: 0fd169576648 ("fs: Add VirtualBox guest shared folder (vboxsf) support")
Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <>
 fs/vboxsf/super.c | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/vboxsf/super.c b/fs/vboxsf/super.c
index 25aade344192..986efcb29cc2 100644
--- a/fs/vboxsf/super.c
+++ b/fs/vboxsf/super.c
@@ -21,10 +21,10 @@
 #define VBOXSF_SUPER_MAGIC 0x786f4256 /* 'VBox' little endian */
-#define VBSF_MOUNT_SIGNATURE_BYTE_0 ('\000')
-#define VBSF_MOUNT_SIGNATURE_BYTE_1 ('\377')
-#define VBSF_MOUNT_SIGNATURE_BYTE_2 ('\376')
-#define VBSF_MOUNT_SIGNATURE_BYTE_3 ('\375')
 static int follow_symlinks;
 module_param(follow_symlinks, int, 0444);

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