Re: [PATCH] Staging: comedi: drivers: comedi_test: Set max input value for auto config

From: Cheah Kok Cheong
Date: Sat Feb 11 2017 - 04:39:02 EST

On Thu, Feb 09, 2017 at 12:28:42PM +0000, Ian Abbott wrote:
> On 27/01/17 15:55, Cheah Kok Cheong wrote:
> >Currently user can input any value for amplitude and period.
> >This patch set a sane max value for auto-configuration mode.
> >
> >For manual configuration mode, it is assumed this is taken care of
> >by the COMEDI userspace tool since there's no limit set here from
> >day one in the staging tree. If otherwise then maybe this can be
> >looked at separately.
> >
> >Signed-off-by: Cheah Kok Cheong <thrust73@xxxxxxxxx>
> I don't think there is any need to limit these unless it results in
> arithmetic overflow, since they only affect the fake sample data values
> produced by the driver, not system performance.

You are right there's no real danger here. Before submitting, I have
tested with positive values larger than "int" and smaller than "uint".
Anything larger than "uint" will result in loading failure.

I was motivated by the "user experience". Extreme values will not
display properly on Xoscope therefore I "googled" for a typical
oscilloscope input range for this patch.

Most probably I'm off the target here as I have only tried one
application. Maybe other supported application will handle this
better and offer a better user experience.

Again there's no real danger here, this patch is optional.