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Date:   Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:22:41 -0800
From:   Kees Cook <>
To:     Saeed Mahameed <>
Cc:     Kees Cook <>,
        Leon Romanovsky <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,,,,
Subject: [PATCH RESEND] net/mlx5e: Use struct_group() for memcpy() region

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 vlan_ethhdr around members h_dest and
h_source, so they can be referenced together. This will allow memcpy()
and sizeof() to more easily reason about sizes, improve readability,
and avoid future warnings about writing beyond the end of h_dest.

"pahole" shows no size nor member offset changes to struct vlan_ethhdr.
"objdump -d" shows no object code changes.

Cc: Saeed Mahameed <>
Cc: Leon Romanovsky <>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <>
Cc: Jakub Kicinski <>
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>
Since this results in no binary differences, I will carry this in my tree
unless someone else wants to pick it up. It's one of the last remaining
clean-ups needed for the next step in memcpy() hardening.
 drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_tx.c | 2 +-
 include/linux/if_vlan.h                         | 6 ++++--
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_tx.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_tx.c
index 7fd33b356cc8..ee7ecb88adc1 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_tx.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_tx.c
@@ -208,7 +208,7 @@ static inline void mlx5e_insert_vlan(void *start, struct sk_buff *skb, u16 ihs)
 	int cpy1_sz = 2 * ETH_ALEN;
 	int cpy2_sz = ihs - cpy1_sz;
-	memcpy(vhdr, skb->data, cpy1_sz);
+	memcpy(&vhdr->addrs, skb->data, cpy1_sz);
 	vhdr->h_vlan_proto = skb->vlan_proto;
 	vhdr->h_vlan_TCI = cpu_to_be16(skb_vlan_tag_get(skb));
 	memcpy(&vhdr->h_vlan_encapsulated_proto, skb->data + cpy1_sz, cpy2_sz);
diff --git a/include/linux/if_vlan.h b/include/linux/if_vlan.h
index 8420fe504927..2be4dd7e90a9 100644
--- a/include/linux/if_vlan.h
+++ b/include/linux/if_vlan.h
@@ -46,8 +46,10 @@ struct vlan_hdr {
  *	@h_vlan_encapsulated_proto: packet type ID or len
 struct vlan_ethhdr {
-	unsigned char	h_dest[ETH_ALEN];
-	unsigned char	h_source[ETH_ALEN];
+	struct_group(addrs,
+		unsigned char	h_dest[ETH_ALEN];
+		unsigned char	h_source[ETH_ALEN];
+	);
 	__be16		h_vlan_proto;
 	__be16		h_vlan_TCI;
 	__be16		h_vlan_encapsulated_proto;

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