Commit 50c29366 authored by Johannes Berg's avatar Johannes Berg Committed by David S. Miller

decnet: fix DN_IFREQ_SIZE

Digging through the ioctls with Al because of the previous
patches, we found that on 64-bit decnet's dn_dev_ioctl()
is wrong, because struct ifreq::ifr_ifru is actually 24
bytes (not 16 as expected from struct sockaddr) due to the
ifru_map and ifru_settings members.

Clearly, decnet expects the ioctl to be called with a struct
  struct ifreq_dn {
    char ifr_name[IFNAMSIZ];
    struct sockaddr_dn ifr_addr;

since it does
  struct ifreq *ifr = ...;
  struct sockaddr_dn *sdn = (struct sockaddr_dn *)&ifr->ifr_addr;

This means that DN_IFREQ_SIZE is too big for what it wants on
64-bit, as it is
  sizeof(struct ifreq) - sizeof(struct sockaddr) +
  sizeof(struct sockaddr_dn)

This assumes that sizeof(struct sockaddr) is the size of ifr_ifru
but that isn't true.

Fix this to use offsetof(struct ifreq, ifr_ifru).

This indeed doesn't really matter much - the result is that we
copy in/out 8 bytes more than we should on 64-bit platforms. In
case the "struct ifreq_dn" lands just on the end of a page though
it might lead to faults.

As far as I can tell, it has been like this forever, so it seems
very likely that nobody cares.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohannes Berg <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent c69c29a1
......@@ -56,7 +56,7 @@
#include <net/dn_neigh.h>
#include <net/dn_fib.h>
#define DN_IFREQ_SIZE (sizeof(struct ifreq) - sizeof(struct sockaddr) + sizeof(struct sockaddr_dn))
#define DN_IFREQ_SIZE (offsetof(struct ifreq, ifr_ifru) + sizeof(struct sockaddr_dn))
static char dn_rt_all_end_mcast[ETH_ALEN] = {0xAB,0x00,0x00,0x04,0x00,0x00};
static char dn_rt_all_rt_mcast[ETH_ALEN] = {0xAB,0x00,0x00,0x03,0x00,0x00};
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