[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 0/5] pre-decrement in error paths considered harmful

Rasmus Villemoes linux at rasmusvillemoes.dk
Tue Feb 9 20:11:11 UTC 2016

There are a few instances of

  for (i = 0; i < FOO; ++i) {
    ret = do_stuff(i)
    if (ret)
      goto err;
  while (--i)

At best, this fails to undo_stuff for i==0, but if i==0 was the case
that failed, we'll end up with an "infinite" loop in the error path
doing nasty stuff.

These were found with a simple coccinelle script

expression i;
identifier l;
statement S;
* l:
* while (--i)

(and there were no false positives).

There's no dependencies between the patches; I just wanted to include
a common cover letter with a little background info.

Rasmus Villemoes (5):
  drm/gma500: fix error path in gma_intel_setup_gmbus()
  drm/i915: fix error path in intel_setup_gmbus()
  net/mlx4: fix some error handling in mlx4_multi_func_init()
  net: sxgbe: fix error paths in sxgbe_platform_probe()
  mm/backing-dev.c: fix error path in wb_init()

 drivers/gpu/drm/gma500/intel_gmbus.c                | 2 +-
 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_i2c.c                    | 2 +-
 drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx4/cmd.c            | 4 ++--
 drivers/net/ethernet/samsung/sxgbe/sxgbe_platform.c | 4 ++--
 mm/backing-dev.c                                    | 2 +-
 5 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)


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