[Patch v2 1/3] firmware: dmi_scan: fix dmi_len type

From: Ivan Khoronzhuk
Date: Wed Feb 18 2015 - 06:33:45 EST

According to SMBIOSv3 specification the length of DMI table can be
up to 32bits wide. So use appropriate type to avoid overflow.

It's obvious that dmi_num theoretically can be more than u16 also,
so it's can be changed to u32 or at least it's better to use int
instead of u16, but on that moment I cannot imagine dmi structure
count more than 65535 and it can require changing type of vars that
work with it. So I didn't correct it.

Acked-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Ivan Khoronzhuk <ivan.khoronzhuk@xxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/firmware/dmi_scan.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/firmware/dmi_scan.c b/drivers/firmware/dmi_scan.c
index 66fda58..07d2960 100644
--- a/drivers/firmware/dmi_scan.c
+++ b/drivers/firmware/dmi_scan.c
@@ -78,7 +78,7 @@ static const char * __init dmi_string(const struct dmi_header *dm, u8 s)
* We have to be cautious here. We have seen BIOSes with DMI pointers
* pointing to completely the wrong place for example
-static void dmi_table(u8 *buf, int len, int num,
+static void dmi_table(u8 *buf, u32 len, int num,
void (*decode)(const struct dmi_header *, void *),
void *private_data)
@@ -117,7 +117,7 @@ static void dmi_table(u8 *buf, int len, int num,
static u8 smbios_header[32];
static int smbios_header_size;
static phys_addr_t dmi_base;
-static u16 dmi_len;
+static u32 dmi_len;
static u16 dmi_num;

static int __init dmi_walk_early(void (*decode)(const struct dmi_header *,

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