[PATCH] regmap: Add function check before called format_val

Henry Chen HenryC.Chen at mediatek.com
Wed Jul 22 07:31:34 PDT 2015

On Tue, 2015-07-21 at 18:25 +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 02:07:25PM +0800, Henry Chen wrote:
> > Then in driver rtc-mt6397.c, it used regmap_bulk_read() to get the time
> > of PMIC, and hit the null function of format_val(), because the
> > regmap_bus was null.
> > It skipped the initialization of format_val() because bus == null, but
> > called the format_val() at regmap_bulk_read() if bus == null.
> OK, so the issue here is that when we fall back to regmap_read() we may
> do so because we have reg_read() and reg_write() functions which in turn
> imply no formatting.  The expectation here is that val must be an array
> of int.  The code doesn't completely take that into account though and
> the user you're pointing at is assuming it's an array of 16 bit values
> which isn't totally unreasonable if it did specify val_bits (we don't
> check for that).
So, could I call regmap_bulk_read() on rtc-mt6307.c, should I need to
change it ?
> > Maybe it was not the good fix for this, but should be a problem need to
> > be reported, or should I need to give the regmap_bus on mtk_pmic_wrap.c?
> That file isn't in mainline...

oh...it's mtk-pmic-wrap.c, sorry about that.
> memcpy() is definitely not a safe way to move from an unsigned int to a
> u16 which is what your specific use case is trying to do.  I'll need to
> do an audit of existing users (or someone else will!) to figure out what
> people are doing with .val_bits in drivers using reg_read() and
> reg_write() but I think what we should be doing here is probably
> providing appropriate conversion functions based on val_bits on init.

Ok, got it, memcpy() should not be used here anymore.


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