RE: [PATCH v2] qed: fix qed_fill_link() error handling

From: Yuval Mintz
Date: Wed Jun 01 2016 - 09:36:53 EST

> gcc warns about qed_fill_link possibly accessing uninitialized data:
> drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qed/qed_main.c: In function 'qed_fill_link':
> drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qed/qed_main.c:1170:35: error: 'link_caps' may be
> used uninitialized in this function [-Werror=maybe-uninitialized]
> While this warning is only about the specific case of CONFIG_QED_SRIOV being
> disabled but the function getting called for a VF (which should never happen),
> another possibility is that qed_mcp_get_*() fails without returning data.
> This rearranges the code so we bail out in either of the two cases and print a
> warning instead of accessing the uninitialized data.
> The qed_link_output structure remains untouched in this case, but all callers first
> call memset() on it, so at least we are not leaking stack data then.
> As discussed, we also use a compile-time check to ensure we never use any of
> the VF code if CONFIG_QED_SRIOV is disabled, and the PCI device table is
> updated to no longer bind to virtual functions in that configuration.
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
> ---
> On Wednesday, June 1, 2016 11:10:30 AM CEST Yuval Mintz wrote:
> > Actually, I think VF probe should gracefully fail in that case, as
> > qed_vf_hw_prepare() would simply return -EINVAL.
> > But I can honestly say I've never tested this flow, and I agree
> > there's no reason to allow VF probe in case we're not supporting SRIOV.
> ok
> > So I guess removing the PCI ID and defining IS_PF to be true in case
> > CONFIG_QED_SRIOV isn't set is the right way to go.
> > Do you want to revise your patch, or do you want me to do it?
> I've done the patch below now, please either Ack or modify it the way you like
> and forward it.
> Thanks,
> Arnd

Perhaps it would have made more sense as a 2-part series; But I'm content with
the changes themselves. I'd let Dave decide whether he wants it split.

Thanks for taking the time fixing this.

Acked-by: Yuval Mintz <Yuval.Mintz@xxxxxxxxxx>