Re: [PATCH] platform/x86: huawei-wmi: Fix misuse of strcmp() function
From: ayman . bagabas
Date: Tue Oct 15 2019 - 15:09:02 EST
On Tue, 2019-10-15 at 13:25 -0500, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
> Comparing the result of strcmp directly with 1 may cause it to be
> misinterpreted. Note that strcmp may return an integer besides -1,
> 0, or 1.
> Fix this by returning -ENODEV only when strcmp() returns a value
> other than 0.
> Addresses-Coverity-ID: 1487035 ("Misuse of memcmp-style function")
> Fixes: b7527d0f4502 ("platform/x86: huawei-wmi: Add battery charging
> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> drivers/platform/x86/huawei-wmi.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/platform/x86/huawei-wmi.c
> index 6720f78c60c2..b43f76acbfea 100644
> --- a/drivers/platform/x86/huawei-wmi.c
> +++ b/drivers/platform/x86/huawei-wmi.c
> @@ -470,7 +470,7 @@ static DEVICE_ATTR_RW(charge_control_thresholds);
> static int huawei_wmi_battery_add(struct power_supply *battery)
> /* Huawei laptops come with one battery only */
> - if (strcmp(battery->desc->name, "BAT") != 1)
Note we don't have a battery number in BATx, strcmp would return 1 if
battery->desc->name is "BAT0" or any one digit. This is a desired
behavior where some Huawei laptops identify the first battery as "BAT1"
and this would match if name is greater than "BAT" by one digit.
Maybe strcmp(battery->desc->name, "BAT") < 0 is a better way to go.
> + if (strcmp(battery->desc->name, "BAT"))
> return -ENODEV;
Now this would always return ENODEV.