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From: Colin Ian King <>
To: Jes Sorensen <>,
	Jeff Kirsher <>,
	"open list:HIPPI" <>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <>,
	Jakub Kicinski <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>
Subject: hippi: incorrect address masking and compare operation
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2021 11:42:17 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)


Static analysis with Coverity has detected an issue in
drivers/net/hippi/rrunner.c where a masking operation and a comparison
is always false.

The analysis is as follows:

656                /*
657                 * Sanity test to see if we conflict with the DMA
658                 * limitations of the Roadrunner.
659                 */

Operands don't affect result (CONSTANT_EXPRESSION_RESULT)
dead_error_condition: The condition ((unsigned long)skb->data & 0xfffUL)
> 18446744073709486295UL cannot be true.

660                if ((((unsigned long)skb->data) & 0xfff) > ~65320)

Logically dead code (DEADCODE)dead_error_line: Execution cannot reach
this statement: printk("skb alloc error\n");.

661                        printk("skb alloc error\n");

I suspect the masking 0xfff is incorrect here, I think it be ~0xfff but
I'm not 100% sure.


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