Re: [PATCH 1/1] xen-netfront: do not cast grant table reference to signed short
From: Dongli Zhang
Date: Tue Nov 01 2016 - 00:47:57 EST
Hi David and Jan,
I did more testing on the code. Casting to either (long) or (unsigned long)
would be fine.
However, there is still an issue that ref is of type uint32_t and
IS_ERR_VALUE((unsigned long)ref) would not return true when ref=-ENOSPC (or
other error code).
IS_ERR_VALUE((long)ref) would return false as well.
The solution is to cast ref to (int) first as follows:
- BUG_ON((signed short)ref < 0);
+ WARN_ON_ONCE(IS_ERR_VALUE((unsigned long)(int)ref));
David, I am very sorry for this error and I will be careful the next time.
Would you please let me know if I should resend a new patch or an incremental
based on previous one at
Thank you very much!
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Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] xen-netfront: do not cast grant table reference to signed short
From: Dongli Zhang <dongli.zhang@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:38:29 +0800
> While grant reference is of type uint32_t, xen-netfront erroneously casts
> it to signed short in BUG_ON().
> This would lead to the xen domU panic during boot-up or migration when it
> is attached with lots of paravirtual devices.
> Signed-off-by: Dongli Zhang <dongli.zhang@xxxxxxxxxx>
Since this is consistent with how the macros in linux/err.h handle "is
this an error" checks, this change looks good to me.