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Date:   Wed, 11 Aug 2021 09:29:04 +0200
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
To:     Wolfram Sang <>,,, Eric Dumazet <>,
        Dan Carpenter <>,
        stable <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] i2c: dev: zero out array used for i2c reads from

On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 10:55:11PM +0200, Wolfram Sang wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 04:35:32PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > If an i2c driver happens to not provide the full amount of data that a
> > user asks for, it is possible that some uninitialized data could be sent
> > to userspace.  While all in-kernel drivers look to be safe, just be sure
> > by initializing the buffer to zero before it is passed to the i2c driver
> > so that any future drivers will not have this issue.
> > 
> > Also properly copy the amount of data recvieved to the userspace buffer,
> > as pointed out by Dan Carpenter.
> > 
> > Reported-by: Eric Dumazet <>
> > Cc: Dan Carpenter <>
> > Cc: stable <>
> > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
> Fixed checkpatch warning "WARNING: Invalid email format for stable:
> 'stable <>', prefer '' " and
> applied to for-current, thanks!

That is a crazy warning, never even knew it was there.  But as the
stable maintainer, it does not look correct as both are just fine...

Anyway, thanks for taking the patch!

greg k-h

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