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From: Len Baker <len.baker@gmx.com>
To: Tero Kristo <kristo@kernel.org>,
	Michael Turquette <mturquette@baylibre.com>,
	Stephen Boyd <sboyd@kernel.org>
Cc: Len Baker <len.baker@gmx.com>, Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	linux-omap@vger.kernel.org, linux-clk@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-hardening@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH] clk: ti: composite: Prefer kcalloc over open coded arithmetic
Date: Sat,  4 Sep 2021 15:17:14 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210904131714.2312-1-len.baker@gmx.com> (raw)

As noted in the "Deprecated Interfaces, Language Features, Attributes,
and Conventions" documentation [1], size calculations (especially
multiplication) should not be performed in memory allocator (or similar)
function arguments due to the risk of them overflowing. This could lead
to values wrapping around and a smaller allocation being made than the
caller was expecting. Using those allocations could lead to linear
overflows of heap memory and other misbehaviors.

So, use the purpose specific kcalloc() function instead of the argument
size * count in the kzalloc() function.

[1] https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/v5.14/process/deprecated.html#open-coded-arithmetic-in-allocator-arguments

Signed-off-by: Len Baker <len.baker@gmx.com>
---
 drivers/clk/ti/composite.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/clk/ti/composite.c b/drivers/clk/ti/composite.c
index eaa43575cfa5..eb5ce9735c7d 100644
--- a/drivers/clk/ti/composite.c
+++ b/drivers/clk/ti/composite.c
@@ -253,7 +253,7 @@ int __init ti_clk_add_component(struct device_node *node, struct clk_hw *hw,
 		return -EINVAL;
 	}

-	parent_names = kzalloc((sizeof(char *) * num_parents), GFP_KERNEL);
+	parent_names = kcalloc(num_parents, sizeof(char *), GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (!parent_names)
 		return -ENOMEM;

--
2.25.1


             reply	other threads:[~2021-09-04 13:17 UTC|newest]

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2021-09-04 13:17 Len Baker [this message]
2022-05-21  3:40 ` Stephen Boyd

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