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Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 11:08:39 +0200
From: Oscar Carter <>
To: Kees Cook <>,
	Stefan Richter <>,
	Takashi Sakamoto <>
	Oscar Carter <>
Subject: [PATCH v3] firewire: Remove function callback casts

In 1394 OHCI specification, Isochronous Receive DMA context has several
modes. One of mode is 'BufferFill' and Linux FireWire stack uses it to
receive isochronous packets for multiple isochronous channel as

The mode is not used by in-kernel driver, while it's available for
userspace. The character device driver in firewire-core includes
cast of function callback for the mode since the type of callback
function is different from the other modes. The case is inconvenient
to effort of Control Flow Integrity builds due to
-Wcast-function-type warning.

This commit removes the cast. A static helper function is newly added
to initialize isochronous context for the mode. The helper function
arranges isochronous context to assign specific callback function
after call of existent kernel API. It's noticeable that the number of
isochronous channel, speed, and the size of header are not required for
the mode. The helper function is used for the mode by character device
driver instead of direct call of existent kernel API.

The same goal can be achieved (in the ioctl_create_iso_context function)
without this helper function as follows:
- Call the fw_iso_context_create function passing NULL to the callback
- Then setting the context-> or context->
  variables based on the a->type value.

However using the helper function created in this patch makes code more
clear and declarative. This way avoid the call to a function with one
purpose to achieved another one.

Co-developed-by: Takashi Sakamoto <>
Signed-off-by: Takashi Sakamoto <>
Co-developed-by: Stefan Richter <>
Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <>
Signed-off-by: Oscar Carter <>

this is another proposal to achieved the goal of remove function callback
cast start by me with the first [1] and second [2] versions, and followed
by the work of Takashi Sakamoto with his first [3] and second [4] versions,
and the code of Stefan Richter [5].

The purpose of this third version is to put together all the work done
until now following the comments of all reviewed patches.

I've added the "Co-developed-by" and "Signed-off-by" tags to give credit to
Takashi Sakamoto and Stefan Richter if there are no objections.

Changelog v1->v2
-Set explicity to NULL the "ctx->" variable and return an error
 code in "fw_iso_context_create" function if both callback parameters are
 NULL as Lev R. Oshvang suggested.
-Modify the commit changelog accordingly.

Changelog v2->v3
-Put togeher all the work done in different patches by different authors.
-Modify the previous work following the comments in the reviewed patches.


 drivers/firewire/core-cdev.c | 32 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
 include/linux/firewire.h     | 11 +++++++----
 2 files changed, 33 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/firewire/core-cdev.c b/drivers/firewire/core-cdev.c
index 6e291d8f3a27..f7212331f245 100644
--- a/drivers/firewire/core-cdev.c
+++ b/drivers/firewire/core-cdev.c
@@ -10,6 +10,7 @@
 #include <linux/delay.h>
 #include <linux/device.h>
 #include <linux/dma-mapping.h>
+#include <linux/err.h>
 #include <linux/errno.h>
 #include <linux/firewire.h>
 #include <linux/firewire-cdev.h>
@@ -953,11 +954,25 @@ static enum dma_data_direction iso_dma_direction(struct fw_iso_context *context)
 			return DMA_FROM_DEVICE;

+static struct fw_iso_context *fw_iso_mc_context_create(struct fw_card *card,
+						fw_iso_mc_callback_t callback,
+						void *callback_data)
+	struct fw_iso_context *ctx;
+	ctx = fw_iso_context_create(card, FW_ISO_CONTEXT_RECEIVE_MULTICHANNEL,
+				    0, 0, 0, NULL, callback_data);
+	if (!IS_ERR(ctx))
+		ctx-> = callback;
+	return ctx;
 static int ioctl_create_iso_context(struct client *client, union ioctl_arg *arg)
 	struct fw_cdev_create_iso_context *a = &arg->create_iso_context;
 	struct fw_iso_context *context;
-	fw_iso_callback_t cb;
+	union fw_iso_callback cb;
 	int ret;

@@ -970,7 +985,7 @@ static int ioctl_create_iso_context(struct client *client, union ioctl_arg *arg)
 		if (a->speed > SCODE_3200 || a->channel > 63)
 			return -EINVAL;

-		cb = iso_callback;
+ = iso_callback;

@@ -978,19 +993,24 @@ static int ioctl_create_iso_context(struct client *client, union ioctl_arg *arg)
 		    a->channel > 63)
 			return -EINVAL;

-		cb = iso_callback;
+ = iso_callback;

-		cb = (fw_iso_callback_t)iso_mc_callback;
+ = iso_mc_callback;

 		return -EINVAL;

-	context = fw_iso_context_create(client->device->card, a->type,
-			a->channel, a->speed, a->header_size, cb, client);
+		context = fw_iso_mc_context_create(client->device->card,,
+						   client);
+	else
+		context = fw_iso_context_create(client->device->card, a->type,
+						a->channel, a->speed,
+						a->header_size,, client);
 	if (IS_ERR(context))
 		return PTR_ERR(context);
diff --git a/include/linux/firewire.h b/include/linux/firewire.h
index aec8f30ab200..07967a450eaa 100644
--- a/include/linux/firewire.h
+++ b/include/linux/firewire.h
@@ -436,6 +436,12 @@ typedef void (*fw_iso_callback_t)(struct fw_iso_context *context,
 				  void *header, void *data);
 typedef void (*fw_iso_mc_callback_t)(struct fw_iso_context *context,
 				     dma_addr_t completed, void *data);
+union fw_iso_callback {
+	fw_iso_callback_t sc;
+	fw_iso_mc_callback_t mc;
 struct fw_iso_context {
 	struct fw_card *card;
 	int type;
@@ -443,10 +449,7 @@ struct fw_iso_context {
 	int speed;
 	bool drop_overflow_headers;
 	size_t header_size;
-	union {
-		fw_iso_callback_t sc;
-		fw_iso_mc_callback_t mc;
-	} callback;
+	union fw_iso_callback callback;
 	void *callback_data;


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