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From: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
To: "Maciej S. Szmigiero" <mail@maciej.szmigiero.name>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	x86@kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 4/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Check microcode container data in the late loader
Date: Mon, 7 May 2018 18:35:26 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180507163526.GC733@pd.tnic> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <756e5bd8-6cd8-5f28-6cab-c60396dc5de4@maciej.szmigiero.name>

On Fri, May 04, 2018 at 01:26:50AM +0200, Maciej S. Szmigiero wrote:
> Here we return this variable, implicitly converting it into a
> (signed) int.
> Any value above INT_MAX will wrap around to a negative pseudo-error
> code (which might not match any actual error number).

If you want to widen the return type and do proper checking then have
the function return int which denotes success (0) or negative on
error and then return crnt_size through an u32 * arg.

All this in a separate patch with properly explained situation in the
commit message.

Thx.

-- 
Regards/Gruss,
    Boris.

Good mailing practices for 400: avoid top-posting and trim the reply.

  reply	other threads:[~2018-05-07 16:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-23 21:34 [PATCH v5 0/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Check microcode file sanity before loading it Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-23 21:34 ` [PATCH v5 1/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Subtract SECTION_HDR_SIZE from file leftover length Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-23 21:34 ` [PATCH v5 2/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Add microcode container data checking functions Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-30  9:04   ` Borislav Petkov
2018-04-30 22:27     ` Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-05-01  8:18       ` Borislav Petkov
2018-05-01 16:19         ` Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-23 21:34 ` [PATCH v5 3/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Check microcode container data in the early loader Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-30  9:05   ` Borislav Petkov
2018-04-30 22:27     ` Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-05-01  8:44       ` Borislav Petkov
2018-04-23 21:34 ` [PATCH v5 4/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Check microcode container data in the late loader Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-30  9:05   ` Borislav Petkov
2018-04-30 22:27     ` Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-05-01  8:43       ` Borislav Petkov
2018-05-01 16:19         ` Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-05-01 20:03           ` Borislav Petkov
2018-05-02  0:47             ` Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-05-03 10:01               ` Borislav Petkov
2018-05-03 23:26                 ` Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-05-07 16:35                   ` Borislav Petkov [this message]
2018-04-23 21:34 ` [PATCH v5 5/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Add a reminder about PATCH_MAX_SIZE macro Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-23 21:34 ` [PATCH v5 6/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Check the equivalence table size when scanning it Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-30  9:05   ` Borislav Petkov

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