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Date: Tue, 09 May 2017 16:03:20 +0200
From: Johannes Berg <>
To: "Jason A. Donenfeld" <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 0/5] skb_to_sgvec hardening

On Tue, 2017-05-09 at 15:50 +0200, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> The recent bug with macsec and historical one with virtio have
> indicated that letting skb_to_sgvec trounce all over an sglist
> without checking the length is probably a bad idea. And it's not
> necessary either: an sglist already explicitly marks its last
> item, and the initialization functions are diligent in doing so.
> Thus there's a clear way of avoiding future overflows.
> So, this patchset, from a high level, makes skb_to_sgvec return
> a potential error code, and then adjusts all callers to check
> for the error code.

Perhaps you should add __must_check annotation to the function


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