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Date:	Wed, 9 Apr 2014 21:51:53 +0300
From:	Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>
To:	Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@...inger.net>
Cc:	gregkh@...uxfoundation.org, devel@...verdev.osuosl.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, Stable <stable@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] staging: r8188eu: Fix case where ethtype was never
 obtained and always be checked against 0

On Wed, Apr 09, 2014 at 11:12:59AM -0500, Larry Finger wrote:
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_recv.c b/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_recv.c
> index 01fcabc..61084d6 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_recv.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/core/rtw_recv.c
> @@ -551,7 +551,7 @@ static struct recv_frame *portctrl(struct adapter *adapter,
>  	struct sta_info *psta;
>  	struct sta_priv *pstapriv;
>  	struct recv_frame *prtnframe;
> -	u16	ether_type = 0;
> +	u16	ether_type;
>  	u16  eapol_type = 0x888e;/* for Funia BD's WPA issue */
>  	struct rx_pkt_attrib *pattrib;
>  	__be16 be_tmp;
> @@ -571,19 +571,17 @@ static struct recv_frame *portctrl(struct adapter *adapter,
>  
>  	RT_TRACE(_module_rtl871x_recv_c_, _drv_info_, ("########portctrl:adapter->securitypriv.dot11AuthAlgrthm=%d\n", adapter->securitypriv.dot11AuthAlgrthm));
>  
> -	if (auth_alg == 2) {
> +	if (auth_alg == dot11AuthAlgrthm_8021X) {
> +		/* get ether_type */
> +		ptr = ptr + pfhdr->attrib.hdrlen + LLC_HEADER_SIZE;
> +		memcpy(&ether_type, ptr, 2);
> +		ether_type = ntohs((unsigned short)ether_type);

This cast doesn't make sense.  u16 and unsigned short are the same
thing.  Anyway, the "ether_type" should be declared as __be16 because
it's network endian.

https://lwn.net/Articles/205624/

regards,
dan carpenter


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