Bug 12397 - function stir421x_patch_device can't upload firmware
Summary: function stir421x_patch_device can't upload firmware
Alias: None
Product: Networking
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Wireless (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: P1 normal
Assignee: Samuel Ortiz
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-01-10 01:16 UTC by Jose-Vicente Gilabert
Modified: 2009-01-25 14:01 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Kernel Version: 2.6.27
Tree: Mainline
Regression: ---


Description Jose-Vicente Gilabert 2009-01-10 01:16:23 UTC
The problem is a variable defined as char[11] to keep the name of the firmware file which is always 11 chars long.
It should be a char[12] to fit the trailing "\0".

--- irda-usb.c.wrong	2009-01-10 09:50:49.000000000 +0100
+++ irda-usb.c.ok	2009-01-10 09:50:12.000000000 +0100
@@ -1075,7 +1075,7 @@
 	unsigned int i;
 	int ret;
-	char stir421x_fw_name[11];
+	char stir421x_fw_name[12];
 	const struct firmware *fw;
 	const unsigned char *fw_version_ptr; /* pointer to version string */
 	unsigned long fw_version = 0;

The assignment to stir421x_fw_name is made one line later:
         * Known firmware patch file names for STIR421x dongles
         * are "42101001.sb" or "42101002.sb"
        sprintf(stir421x_fw_name, "4210%4X.sb",
        ret = request_firmware(&fw, stir421x_fw_name, &self->usbdev->dev);

This function has been working through several versions of the kernel but it started to fail after my last ubuntu upgrade.


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