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Date:   Tue, 5 Oct 2021 15:09:43 +0300
From:   Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com>
To:     Heiko Carstens <hca@...ux.ibm.com>
Cc:     linux-s390@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Vasily Gorbik <gor@...ux.ibm.com>,
        Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@...ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 1/1] s390: Use string_upper() instead of open coded
 variant

On Tue, Oct 05, 2021 at 10:54:28AM +0200, Heiko Carstens wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 05, 2021 at 11:18:38AM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 04, 2021 at 10:31:46PM +0200, Heiko Carstens wrote:
> > > On Fri, Oct 01, 2021 at 04:02:01PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:

...

> > > > +	char tmp[8 + 1];
> > > >  	int i;
> > > >  
> > > > -	for (i = 0; i < 8; i++) {
> > > > -		if (name[i] == '\0')
> > > > -			break;
> > > > -		dcss_name[i] = toupper(name[i]);
> > > > -	}
> > > > -	for (; i < 8; i++)
> > > > -		dcss_name[i] = ' ';
> > > > +	/*
> > > > +	 * This snprintf() call does two things:
> > > > +	 * - makes a NUL-terminated copy of the input string
> > > > +	 * - pads it with spaces
> > > > +	 */
> > > > +	snprintf(tmp, sizeof(tmp), "%s        ", name);
> > > 
> > > I can't say I like code where I have to count spaces in order to
> > > verify if the code is actually correct.
> > 
> > I understand your point, but have any idea how to make it differently
> > and not ugly at the same time?
> 
> Don't know. You could use strncopy+strlen+memset (with space
> character). After all I'm not very convinced that the resulting code
> buys us anything compared to the current variant.

Yup, so let's convert only the first part then.

...

> > > > -	char dcss_name[9];
> > > > +	char dcss_name[8];
> > > 
> > > string_upper will copy the terminating NUL-byte. By reducing the size
> > > of dcss_name to 8 bytes this will result in stack corruption.
> > 
> > Nope. Even in the original code this additional byte is left unused.
> 
> I'm talking about the new code, not the old code: If "name" points to
> a NUL terminated eight chararacter string, then the new code will use
> snprintf to copy it 1:1 to tmp, and the subsequent string_upper() will
> copy the string (upper cased) to dcss_name, now including the NUL
> terminating byte, which won't fit into dcss_name.
> Am I missing something here?

Ah, indeed, although it's rather bug in the implementation of above.
But original code has it not in use.

-- 
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko


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