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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 45/63] ath11k: Use memset_startat() for clearing queue descriptors
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Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> writes:

> On Thu, Aug 19, 2021 at 04:19:37PM +0300, Kalle Valo wrote:
>> Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> writes:
>>
>> > In preparation for FORTIFY_SOURCE performing compile-time and run-time
>> > field bounds checking for memset(), avoid intentionally writing across
>> > neighboring fields.
>> >
>> > Use memset_startat() so memset() doesn't get confused about writing
>> > beyond the destination member that is intended to be the starting point
>> > of zeroing through the end of the struct. Additionally split up a later
>> > field-spanning memset() so that memset() can reason about the size.
>> >
>> > Cc: Kalle Valo <kvalo@codeaurora.org>
>> > Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
>> > Cc: Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>
>> > Cc: ath11k@lists.infradead.org
>> > Cc: linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org
>> > Cc: netdev@vger.kernel.org
>> > Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
>>
>> To avoid conflicts I prefer taking this via my ath tree.
>
> The memset helpers are introduced as part of this series, so that makes
> things more difficult. Do you want me to create a branch with the
> helpers that you can merge?

Is this patch really worth the extra complexity? Why can't I apply this
ath11k patch after the helpers have landed Linus' tree? That would be
very simple.

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