[3.13.y.z extended stable] Patch "IB/ehca: Returns an error on ib_copy_to_udata() failure" has been added to staging queue

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Thu May 1 19:17:33 UTC 2014

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    IB/ehca: Returns an error on ib_copy_to_udata() failure

to the linux-3.13.y-queue branch of the 3.13.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.13.y.z tree, see



>From 40629dc92e703d45da5e8b2d8effea06d908d64d Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud at opteya.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:06:25 +0100
Subject: IB/ehca: Returns an error on ib_copy_to_udata() failure

commit 5bdb0f02add5994b0bc17494f4726925ca5d6ba1 upstream.

In case of error when writing to userspace, function ehca_create_cq()
does not set an error code before following its error path.

This patch sets the error code to -EFAULT when ib_copy_to_udata()

This was caught when using spatch (aka. coccinelle)
to rewrite call to ib_copy_{from,to}_udata().

Link: https://www.gitorious.org/opteya/coccib/source/75ebf2c1033c64c1d81df13e4ae44ee99c989eba:ib_copy_udata.cocci
Link: http://marc.info/?i=cover.1394485254.git.ydroneaud@opteya.com
Signed-off-by: Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud at opteya.com>
Signed-off-by: Roland Dreier <roland at purestorage.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/infiniband/hw/ehca/ehca_cq.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/drivers/infiniband/hw/ehca/ehca_cq.c b/drivers/infiniband/hw/ehca/ehca_cq.c
index 212150c..8cc8375 100644
--- a/drivers/infiniband/hw/ehca/ehca_cq.c
+++ b/drivers/infiniband/hw/ehca/ehca_cq.c
@@ -283,6 +283,7 @@ struct ib_cq *ehca_create_cq(struct ib_device *device, int cqe, int comp_vector,
 			(my_cq->galpas.user.fw_handle & (PAGE_SIZE - 1));
 		if (ib_copy_to_udata(udata, &resp, sizeof(resp))) {
 			ehca_err(device, "Copy to udata failed.");
+			cq = ERR_PTR(-EFAULT);
 			goto create_cq_exit4;

More information about the kernel-team mailing list