[162/190] Revert "dmaengine: qcom_hidma: Check for driver register failure"
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Greg KH April 21, 2021, 1 p.m. UTC
This reverts commit a474b3f0428d6b02a538aa10b3c3b722751cb382.

Commits from @umn.edu addresses have been found to be submitted in "bad
faith" to try to test the kernel community's ability to review "known
malicious" changes.  The result of these submissions can be found in a
paper published at the 42nd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
entitled, "Open Source Insecurity: Stealthily Introducing
Vulnerabilities via Hypocrite Commits" written by Qiushi Wu (University
of Minnesota) and Kangjie Lu (University of Minnesota).

Because of this, all submissions from this group must be reverted from
the kernel tree and will need to be re-reviewed again to determine if
they actually are a valid fix.  Until that work is complete, remove this
change to ensure that no problems are being introduced into the
codebase.

Cc: Aditya Pakki <pakki001@umn.edu>
Cc: Sinan Kaya <okaya@kernel.org>
Cc: Vinod Koul <vkoul@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
---
 drivers/dma/qcom/hidma_mgmt.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Comments

Greg KH April 27, 2021, 2:47 p.m. UTC | #1
On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 03:00:37PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> This reverts commit a474b3f0428d6b02a538aa10b3c3b722751cb382.
> 
> Commits from @umn.edu addresses have been found to be submitted in "bad
> faith" to try to test the kernel community's ability to review "known
> malicious" changes.  The result of these submissions can be found in a
> paper published at the 42nd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
> entitled, "Open Source Insecurity: Stealthily Introducing
> Vulnerabilities via Hypocrite Commits" written by Qiushi Wu (University
> of Minnesota) and Kangjie Lu (University of Minnesota).
> 
> Because of this, all submissions from this group must be reverted from
> the kernel tree and will need to be re-reviewed again to determine if
> they actually are a valid fix.  Until that work is complete, remove this
> change to ensure that no problems are being introduced into the
> codebase.
> 
> Cc: Aditya Pakki <pakki001@umn.edu>
> Cc: Sinan Kaya <okaya@kernel.org>
> Cc: Vinod Koul <vkoul@kernel.org>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> ---
>  drivers/dma/qcom/hidma_mgmt.c | 3 ++-
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/dma/qcom/hidma_mgmt.c b/drivers/dma/qcom/hidma_mgmt.c
> index 806ca02c52d7..fe87b01f7a4e 100644
> --- a/drivers/dma/qcom/hidma_mgmt.c
> +++ b/drivers/dma/qcom/hidma_mgmt.c
> @@ -418,8 +418,9 @@ static int __init hidma_mgmt_init(void)
>  		hidma_mgmt_of_populate_channels(child);
>  	}
>  #endif
> -	return platform_driver_register(&hidma_mgmt_driver);
> +	platform_driver_register(&hidma_mgmt_driver);
>  
> +	return 0;
>  }
>  module_init(hidma_mgmt_init);
>  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");
> -- 
> 2.31.1
> 

The original change is NOT correct, as it does not correctly unwind from
the resources that was allocated before the call to
platform_driver_register().

As platform_driver_register() should never really fail here, I'll just
revert this patch and maybe someone, if they care about this driver, can
unwind the mess here.  Given that this driver doesn't look to ever be
able to be unloaded from the system, failing the init call does not look
to be a wise idea.

thanks,

greg k-h
Sinan Kaya April 27, 2021, 7:03 p.m. UTC | #2
On 4/27/2021 10:47 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> The original change is NOT correct, as it does not correctly unwind from
> the resources that was allocated before the call to
> platform_driver_register().
> 
> As platform_driver_register() should never really fail here, I'll just
> revert this patch and maybe someone, if they care about this driver, can
> unwind the mess here.  Given that this driver doesn't look to ever be
> able to be unloaded from the system, failing the init call does not look
> to be a wise idea.

Please go ahead. I was out-of-office for the last few days.

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diff --git a/drivers/dma/qcom/hidma_mgmt.c b/drivers/dma/qcom/hidma_mgmt.c
index 806ca02c52d7..fe87b01f7a4e 100644
--- a/drivers/dma/qcom/hidma_mgmt.c
+++ b/drivers/dma/qcom/hidma_mgmt.c
@@ -418,8 +418,9 @@  static int __init hidma_mgmt_init(void)
 		hidma_mgmt_of_populate_channels(child);
 	}
 #endif
-	return platform_driver_register(&hidma_mgmt_driver);
+	platform_driver_register(&hidma_mgmt_driver);
 
+	return 0;
 }
 module_init(hidma_mgmt_init);
 MODULE_LICENSE("GPL v2");