Re: [PATCH v3] net: bluetooth: hci_sock: Use 'const u32 *' instead of 'void *' for 2nd parameter of hci_test_bit()

From: Chen Gang S
Date: Mon Feb 09 2015 - 16:32:23 EST

On 2/10/15 00:57, David Laight wrote:
> From: Marcel Holtmann
>> Hi David,
>>>> So at present, in kernel part, we can only say the original authors
>>>> intended to do like this. And only within kernel part, it can not cause
>>>> issue. I guess, original authors originally knew what we talk about.
>>> I've just searched for hci_u*filter it is all horrid.
>>> Look at the code for get/set_sockopt of HCI_FILTER.
>>> Someone seems to have done a complete 'bodge job' of fixing the user interface
>>> for apps (32bit and 64bit) on 64bit kernels.
>> we are actually fully aware of that. Just keep in mind that this code is from 2.4.6 kernel and with
>> that most likely 14 years old by now. Unfortunately it ended up as userspace API.
> AFAICT the userspace API is always __u32[2] the long[2] is never exposed
> to userspace (certainly not through the socket option code).
> Quite why all the casts were added - instead of changing the type
> is probably hidden in the annals of the source repo.
> Some serious archaeology might be in order.

For me, I guess what you said above sounds reasonable. But excuse me,
I am not familiar with the related modules outside Linux kernel (at
present, it is out of my border).

I guess, I am not the suitable member to make the related fix patch for
this issue. Welcome any other members to send the fix patch for it.

And for me, if "hci_u*filter" is related with the modules outside kernel
(I guess, it should be), I recommend to put it to the related "uapi"

Chen Gang

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