[PATCH] thermal: Fix for setting the thermal zone mode to enable/disable

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Wed Mar 21 15:14:46 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 15:13, Jean Delvare <khali at linux-fr.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:40:01 +0530, Amit Daniel Kachhap wrote:
>> Basically without this patch changing the mode of thermal zone
>> is not possible as wrong string size is passed to strncmp.
> Actually it is possible,
> $ echo -n disabled > mode
> works fine. But it fails without the -n, your patch would fix that.

Now it ignores any extra characters. Are they always newlines?

Now "echo -n disabledx > mode" will also "succeed".

> Acked-by: Jean Delvare <khali at linux-fr.org>
> Note that a quick grep suggests that drivers/misc/ad525x_dpot.c,
> security/selinux/hooks.c and arch/m68k/sun3/prom/console.c suffer from
> the same issue, if you want to fix them too.

W.r.t. the Sun-3 code, those strings don't come from the user, but from the
firmware. But the code (copied from SPARC, which has the right firmware,
unlike Sun-3) is commented out anyway.



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