[1/3] Staging: rtl8712: Replace memcpy by ether_addr_copy
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Shraddha Barke Sept. 6, 2015, 7:04 p.m. UTC
This patch replaces memcpy by ethr_addr_copy

The change was made using Coccinelle

@@ expression e1, e2; @@
- memcpy(e1, e2, ETH_ALEN);
+ ether_addr_copy(e1, e2);

Signed-off-by: Shraddha Barke <shraddha.6596@gmail.com>
---
 drivers/staging/rtl8712/rtl871x_mp_ioctl.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

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Larry Finger Sept. 6, 2015, 7:37 p.m. UTC | #1
On 09/06/2015 02:04 PM, Shraddha Barke wrote:
> This patch replaces memcpy by ethr_addr_copy
>
> The change was made using Coccinelle
>
> @@ expression e1, e2; @@
> - memcpy(e1, e2, ETH_ALEN);
> + ether_addr_copy(e1, e2);
>
> Signed-off-by: Shraddha Barke <shraddha.6596@gmail.com>
> ---
>   drivers/staging/rtl8712/rtl871x_mp_ioctl.c | 2 +-
>   1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Your commit message has a typo.

More seriously, ether_addr_copy() requires that both arguments be u16 aligned. 
This condition is not hard to meet, but I see no indication in your commit 
message that you have checked this requirement. As a result, I must NACK this patch.

Coccinelle is a wonderful tool, but the user must exercise judgment when 
applying the results.

Larry

Larry

>
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/rtl8712/rtl871x_mp_ioctl.c b/drivers/staging/rtl8712/rtl871x_mp_ioctl.c
> index 77f01bf..76c1cfe 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/rtl8712/rtl871x_mp_ioctl.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/rtl8712/rtl871x_mp_ioctl.c
> @@ -167,7 +167,7 @@ static int mp_start_test(struct _adapter *padapter)
>   	int res = _SUCCESS;
>
>   	/* 3 1. initialize a new struct wlan_bssid_ex */
> -	memcpy(bssid.MacAddress, pmppriv->network_macaddr, ETH_ALEN);
> +	ether_addr_copy(bssid.MacAddress, pmppriv->network_macaddr);
>   	bssid.Ssid.SsidLength = 16;
>   	memcpy(bssid.Ssid.Ssid, (unsigned char *)"mp_pseudo_adhoc",
>   		bssid.Ssid.SsidLength);
>

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diff --git a/drivers/staging/rtl8712/rtl871x_mp_ioctl.c b/drivers/staging/rtl8712/rtl871x_mp_ioctl.c
index 77f01bf..76c1cfe 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/rtl8712/rtl871x_mp_ioctl.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/rtl8712/rtl871x_mp_ioctl.c
@@ -167,7 +167,7 @@  static int mp_start_test(struct _adapter *padapter)
 	int res = _SUCCESS;
 
 	/* 3 1. initialize a new struct wlan_bssid_ex */
-	memcpy(bssid.MacAddress, pmppriv->network_macaddr, ETH_ALEN);
+	ether_addr_copy(bssid.MacAddress, pmppriv->network_macaddr);
 	bssid.Ssid.SsidLength = 16;
 	memcpy(bssid.Ssid.Ssid, (unsigned char *)"mp_pseudo_adhoc",
 		bssid.Ssid.SsidLength);