[PATCH 097/102] efivars: explicitly calculate length of VariableName

Lingzhu Xiang lxiang at redhat.com
Wed Apr 17 12:13:57 UTC 2013

On 04/17/2013 07:56 PM, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 12:37:43PM +0800, Lingzhu Xiang wrote:
>> On 04/16/2013 06:33 PM, Luis Henriques wrote:
>>> 68d929862e29a8b52a7f2f2f86a0600423b093cd efi: be more paranoid about available space when creating variables
>> This prevents a bricking issue for some Samsung devices but causes
>> regression on many other machines.
>> https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55471
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=947142
>> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.efi/1078
>> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.stable/47150
>> This patchset will fix it again:
>> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.efi/1081
> Thanks for the pointer.  I note that in that thread you yourself imply
> there are still issues after applying them?  Was that accurate, is there
> yet further patches needed?

I just find that issue. Didn't see that when writing the above.

Earlier I was testing on a different machine and the result was good. I 
guess the patch still needs some more testing.


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