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SubjectRE: [PATCH] serial: jsm: Use min_t instead of min
On Tue, 21 Feb 2023, David Laight wrote:

> From: Jiri Slaby
> > Sent: 20 February 2023 11:52
> >
> > On 19. 02. 23, 21:53, Mohammad Mahfooz wrote:
> > > Use min_t instead of min to cut down n further if needed.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Mohammad Mahfooz <mohammadmahfoozpersonal@gmail.com>
> > > ---
> > > drivers/tty/serial/jsm/jsm_neo.c | 2 +-
> > > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/drivers/tty/serial/jsm/jsm_neo.c b/drivers/tty/serial/jsm/jsm_neo.c
> > > index 0c78f66276cd..4cce1e423b06 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/tty/serial/jsm/jsm_neo.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/tty/serial/jsm/jsm_neo.c
> > > @@ -350,7 +350,7 @@ static void neo_copy_data_from_uart_to_queue(struct jsm_channel *ch)
> > > * IBM pSeries platform.
> > > * 15 bytes max appears to be the magic number.
> > > */
> > > - n = min((u32) n, (u32) 12);
> > > + n = min_t(u32, n, 12);
> >
> > Nah, why is "n" signed in the first place? Could you fix that and all
> > all those casts in min()s around instead?
>
> There is also a (IIRC) 'fifo_space -= 3;' in there that could
> also generate negatives.
>
> I took one look at that function and ran away.

min_t() casts before compare so it would never work correctly if a
negative number is fed into min_t(u32, ...).

Not that negative FIFO "space" makes any sense (and should be prevent
at its source to begin with).

--
i.

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