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Date:	Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:00:17 +0200
From:	Andrzej Hajda <a.hajda@...sung.com>
To:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:	Andrzej Hajda <a.hajda@...sung.com>,
	Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <b.zolnierkie@...sung.com>,
	Marek Szyprowski <m.szyprowski@...sung.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@...nel.org>,
	kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH] perf tools: fix handling read result

The function can return negative value, assigning it to unsigned
variable can cause memory corruption.

The problem has been detected using proposed semantic patch
scripts/coccinelle/tests/unsigned_lesser_than_zero.cocci [1].

[1]: http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/2038576

Signed-off-by: Andrzej Hajda <a.hajda@...sung.com>
---
 tools/perf/util/event.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/util/event.c b/tools/perf/util/event.c
index cb98b5a..8b10621 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/event.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/event.c
@@ -67,7 +67,8 @@ static int perf_event__get_comm_ids(pid_t pid, char *comm, size_t len,
 	char filename[PATH_MAX];
 	char bf[4096];
 	int fd;
-	size_t size = 0, n;
+	size_t size = 0;
+	ssize_t n;
 	char *nl, *name, *tgids, *ppids;
 
 	*tgid = -1;
-- 
1.9.1

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