[alsa-devel] [rfc patch] wm8994: range checking issue

Dan Carpenter error27 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 15:06:21 CET 2010

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 12:59:46PM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 03:01:07PM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> > Smatch complained about BUG_ON(reg > WM8994_MAX_REGISTER) because the
> > actual number of elements in the array was WM8994_REG_CACHE_SIZE + 1.
> > I changed the BUG_ON() to return -EINVAL.
> Please don't introduce orthogonal changes like this in patches, it's bad
> practice and increases the chances of your patch being nacked.
> > I was confused why WM8994_REG_CACHE_SIZE was different from the actual
> > size of ->reg_cache and I was concerned because some places used 
> > ARRAY_SIZE() to find the end of the array and other places used 
> > WM8994_REG_CACHE_SIZE.  In my patch, I made them the same.
> This is caused by confusion with the MAX_CACHED_REGISTER definition in
> the header.  Best to use that one consistently, I guess - I've got a
> sneaking suspicion something has gone AWOL in the driver publication
> process.

Hm...  That sounds more involved than I anticipated.  I don't have the
hardware and don't feel comfortable making complicated changes if I
can't test them.

Can someone else take care of this.

dan carpenter

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