[PATCH AUTOSEL 4.4 09/14] tools lib traceevent: Fix missing equality check for strcmp

From: Sasha Levin
Date: Tue May 07 2019 - 01:45:13 EST

From: Rikard Falkeborn <rikard.falkeborn@xxxxxxxxx>

[ Upstream commit f32c2877bcb068a718bb70094cd59ccc29d4d082 ]

There was a missing comparison with 0 when checking if type is "s64" or
"u64". Therefore, the body of the if-statement was entered if "type" was
"u64" or not "s64", which made the first strcmp() redundant since if
type is "u64", it's not "s64".

If type is "s64", the body of the if-statement is not entered but since
the remainder of the function consists of if-statements which will not
be entered if type is "s64", we will just return "val", which is
correct, albeit at the cost of a few more calls to strcmp(), i.e., it
will behave just as if the if-statement was entered.

If type is neither "s64" or "u64", the body of the if-statement will be
entered incorrectly and "val" returned. This means that any type that is
checked after "s64" and "u64" is handled the same way as "s64" and
"u64", i.e., the limiting of "val" to fit in for example "s8" is never

This was introduced in the kernel tree when the sources were copied from
trace-cmd in commit f7d82350e597 ("tools/events: Add files to create
libtraceevent.a"), and in the trace-cmd repo in 1cdbae6035cei
("Implement typecasting in parser") when the function was introduced,
i.e., it has always behaved the wrong way.

Detected by cppcheck.

Signed-off-by: Rikard Falkeborn <rikard.falkeborn@xxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Tzvetomir Stoyanov <tstoyanov@xxxxxxxxxx>
Fixes: f7d82350e597 ("tools/events: Add files to create libtraceevent.a")
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190409091529.2686-1-rikard.falkeborn@xxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@xxxxxxxxxx>
tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c b/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c
index 743746a3c50d..df3c73e9dea4 100644
--- a/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c
+++ b/tools/lib/traceevent/event-parse.c
@@ -2201,7 +2201,7 @@ eval_type_str(unsigned long long val, const char *type, int pointer)
return val & 0xffffffff;

if (strcmp(type, "u64") == 0 ||
- strcmp(type, "s64"))
+ strcmp(type, "s64") == 0)
return val;

if (strcmp(type, "s8") == 0)