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Date:   Fri, 13 Aug 2021 09:41:40 +0200
From:   Johannes Berg <johannes@...solutions.net>
To:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
Cc:     "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavoars@...nel.org>,
        Keith Packard <keithpac@...zon.com>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, dri-devel@...ts.freedesktop.org,
        linux-staging@...ts.linux.dev, linux-block@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org, clang-built-linux@...glegroups.com,
        linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 39/64] mac80211: Use memset_after() to clear tx status

On Sat, 2021-07-31 at 08:55 -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> 
> > @@ -278,9 +278,7 @@ static void carl9170_tx_release(struct kref *ref)
> >  	BUILD_BUG_ON(
> >  	    offsetof(struct ieee80211_tx_info, status.ack_signal) != 20);
> >  
> > 
> > -	memset(&txinfo->status.ack_signal, 0,
> > -	       sizeof(struct ieee80211_tx_info) -
> > -	       offsetof(struct ieee80211_tx_info, status.ack_signal));
> > +	memset_after(&txinfo->status, 0, rates);

FWIW, I think we should also remove the BUILD_BUG_ON() now in all the
places - that was meant to give people a hint to update if some field
ordering etc. changed, but now that it's "after rates" this is no longer
necessary.

johannes

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