[PATCH] serial: mvebu-uart: Fix reporting of effective CSIZE to userspace

From: Jan Kiszka
Date: Sun Aug 26 2018 - 13:49:51 EST

From: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Apparently, this driver (or the hardware) does not support character
length settings. It's apparently running in 8-bit mode, but it makes
userspace believe it's in 5-bit mode. That makes tcsetattr with CS8
incorrectly fail, breaking e.g. getty from busybox, thus the login shell
on ttyMVx.

Fix by hard-wiring CS8 into c_cflag.

Signed-off-by: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@xxxxxxxxxxx>

It's a bit of a shame that still maturing drivers can break userspace
that easily and subtly. I had to debug my way from old but working
buildroot to busybox, libc (tcsetattr) and then finally this driver.
This wasn't the first bug of this kind, and maybe it's not the last (I
didn't check all that termio flags). Could the kernel help in some way
with sanity checks or sane defaults driver have to make insane

drivers/tty/serial/mvebu-uart.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/serial/mvebu-uart.c b/drivers/tty/serial/mvebu-uart.c
index d04b5eeea3c6..170e446a2f62 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/serial/mvebu-uart.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/serial/mvebu-uart.c
@@ -511,6 +511,7 @@ static void mvebu_uart_set_termios(struct uart_port *port,
termios->c_iflag |= old->c_iflag & ~(INPCK | IGNPAR);
termios->c_cflag &= CREAD | CBAUD;
termios->c_cflag |= old->c_cflag & ~(CREAD | CBAUD);
+ termios->c_cflag |= CS8;

spin_unlock_irqrestore(&port->lock, flags);