[3.16.y-ckt stable] Patch "staging: comedi: comedi_compat32.c: fix COMEDI_CMD copy back" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Mon Mar 2 13:35:00 UTC 2015

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

    staging: comedi: comedi_compat32.c: fix COMEDI_CMD copy back

to the linux-3.16.y-queue branch of the 3.16.y-ckt extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version 3.16.7-ckt8.

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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>From 22d1120b7214474fad36bdd22cea038a424f1140 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Ian Abbott <abbotti at mev.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:16:51 +0000
Subject: staging: comedi: comedi_compat32.c: fix COMEDI_CMD copy back

commit 42b8ce6f55facfa101462e694d33fc6bca471138 upstream.

`do_cmd_ioctl()` in "comedi_fops.c" handles the `COMEDI_CMD` ioctl.
This returns `-EAGAIN` if it has copied a modified `struct comedi_cmd`
back to user-space.  (This occurs when the low-level Comedi driver's
`do_cmdtest()` handler returns non-zero to indicate a problem with the
contents of the `struct comedi_cmd`, or when the `struct comedi_cmd` has
the `CMDF_BOGUS` flag set.)

`compat_cmd()` in "comedi_compat32.c" handles the 32-bit compatible
version of the `COMEDI_CMD` ioctl.  Currently, it never copies a 32-bit
compatible version of `struct comedi_cmd` back to user-space, which is
at odds with the way the regular `COMEDI_CMD` ioctl is handled.  To fix
it, change `compat_cmd()` to copy a 32-bit compatible version of the
`struct comedi_cmd` back to user-space when the main ioctl handler
returns `-EAGAIN`.

Signed-off-by: Ian Abbott <abbotti at mev.co.uk>
Reviewed-by: H Hartley Sweeten <hsweeten at visionengravers.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 drivers/staging/comedi/comedi_compat32.c | 12 ++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/comedi/comedi_compat32.c b/drivers/staging/comedi/comedi_compat32.c
index 1e9da405d833..528781049ad5 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/comedi/comedi_compat32.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/comedi/comedi_compat32.c
@@ -262,7 +262,7 @@ static int compat_cmd(struct file *file, unsigned long arg)
 	struct comedi_cmd __user *cmd;
 	struct comedi32_cmd_struct __user *cmd32;
-	int rc;
+	int rc, err;

 	cmd32 = compat_ptr(arg);
 	cmd = compat_alloc_user_space(sizeof(*cmd));
@@ -271,7 +271,15 @@ static int compat_cmd(struct file *file, unsigned long arg)
 	if (rc)
 		return rc;

-	return translated_ioctl(file, COMEDI_CMD, (unsigned long)cmd);
+	rc = translated_ioctl(file, COMEDI_CMD, (unsigned long)cmd);
+	if (rc == -EAGAIN) {
+		/* Special case: copy cmd back to user. */
+		err = put_compat_cmd(cmd32, cmd);
+		if (err)
+			rc = err;
+	}
+	return rc;

 /* Handle 32-bit COMEDI_CMDTEST ioctl. */

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