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From: Alexandre Belloni <>
To: Colin King <>
Cc: Alessandro Zummo <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] rtc: pm8xxx: fix unintended sign extension
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2019 21:53:50 +0100
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On 06/02/2019 10:31:02+0000, Colin King wrote:
> From: Colin Ian King <>
> Shifting a u8 by 24 will cause the value to be promoted to an integer. If
> the top bit of the u8 is set then the following conversion to an unsigned
> long will sign extend the value causing the upper 32 bits to be set in
> the result.
> Fix this by casting the u8 value to an unsigned long before the shift.
> Detected by CoverityScan, CID#1309693 ("Unintended sign extension")
> Fixes: 9a9a54ad7aa2 ("drivers/rtc: add support for Qualcomm PMIC8xxx RTC")
> Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <>
> ---
>  drivers/rtc/rtc-pm8xxx.c | 6 ++++--
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
Applied, thanks.

Alexandre Belloni, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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