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Date:   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 08:47:37 +0900
From:   Damien Le Moal <>
To:     Kees Cook <>, Jens Axboe <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH][RESEND] sata_fsl: Use struct_group() for memcpy() region

On 1/13/22 08:15, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 03:23:40PM -0700, Jens Axboe wrote:
>> On 1/12/22 3:06 PM, Kees Cook wrote:
>>> In preparation for FORTIFY_SOURCE performing compile-time and run-time
>>> field bounds checking for memcpy(), memmove(), and memset(), avoid
>>> intentionally writing across neighboring fields.
>>> Use struct_group() in struct command_desc around members acmd and fill,
>>> so they can be referenced together. This will allow memset(), memcpy(),
>>> and sizeof() to more easily reason about sizes, improve readability,
>>> and avoid future warnings about writing beyond the end of acmd:
>>> In function 'fortify_memset_chk',
>>>     inlined from 'sata_fsl_qc_prep' at drivers/ata/sata_fsl.c:534:3:
>>> ./include/linux/fortify-string.h:199:4: warning: call to '__write_overflow_field' declared with attribute warning: detected write beyond size of field (1st parameter); maybe use struct_group()? [-Wattribute-warning]
>>>   199 |    __write_overflow_field();
>>>       |    ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>> Cc: Jens Axboe <>
>>> Cc:
>>> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>
>>> ---
>>> Jens, can you take (or Ack) this? It's a dependency for the FORTIFY_SOURCE
>>> improvements that are close to being finished. :)
>> I don't maintain libata anymore, so Damien is the guy to nudge ;-)
> Ah-ha, okay, thanks.
> /me waves "hi" to Damien. :)

Hi Kees,

This is already queued up in libata tree for-5.17 branch. I have not
sent my PR to Linus yet as I am letting things soack a little longer in
for-next (for the various arch compile tests).

Please check that branch to see if all is OK !


Damien Le Moal
Western Digital Research

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