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authorWolfgang Denk <wd@denx.de>2010-06-28 22:00:46 +0200
committerWolfgang Denk <wd@denx.de>2010-07-04 23:55:42 +0200
commit54841ab50c20d6fa6c9cc3eb826989da3a22d934 (patch)
tree400f22f0a12ff0ae6c472bed6ac648befc1744a2 /include/image.h
parentb218ccb5435e64ac2318bb8b6c9594ef1cc724cd (diff)
downloadu-boot-linaro-stable-54841ab50c20d6fa6c9cc3eb826989da3a22d934.tar.gz
Make sure that argv[] argument pointers are not modified.
The hush shell dynamically allocates (and re-allocates) memory for the argument strings in the "char *argv[]" argument vector passed to commands. Any code that modifies these pointers will cause serious corruption of the malloc data structures and crash U-Boot, so make sure the compiler can check that no such modifications are being done by changing the code into "char * const argv[]". This modification is the result of debugging a strange crash caused after adding a new command, which used the following argument processing code which has been working perfectly fine in all Unix systems since version 6 - but not so in U-Boot: int main (int argc, char **argv) { while (--argc > 0 && **++argv == '-') { /* ====> */ while (*++*argv) { switch (**argv) { case 'd': debug++; break; ... default: usage (); } } } ... } The line marked "====>" will corrupt the malloc data structures and usually cause U-Boot to crash when the next command gets executed by the shell. With the modification, the compiler will prevent this with an error: increment of read-only location '*argv' N.B.: The code above can be trivially rewritten like this: while (--argc > 0 && **++argv == '-') { char *arg = *argv; while (*++arg) { switch (*arg) { ... Signed-off-by: Wolfgang Denk <wd@denx.de> Acked-by: Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/image.h')
-rw-r--r--include/image.h4
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/include/image.h b/include/image.h
index 366b622cc..bcc08d1a7 100644
--- a/include/image.h
+++ b/include/image.h
@@ -328,12 +328,12 @@ int genimg_get_format (void *img_addr);
int genimg_has_config (bootm_headers_t *images);
ulong genimg_get_image (ulong img_addr);
-int boot_get_ramdisk (int argc, char *argv[], bootm_headers_t *images,
+int boot_get_ramdisk (int argc, char * const argv[], bootm_headers_t *images,
uint8_t arch, ulong *rd_start, ulong *rd_end);
#ifdef CONFIG_OF_LIBFDT
-int boot_get_fdt (int flag, int argc, char *argv[], bootm_headers_t *images,
+int boot_get_fdt (int flag, int argc, char * const argv[], bootm_headers_t *images,
char **of_flat_tree, ulong *of_size);
int boot_relocate_fdt (struct lmb *lmb, ulong bootmap_base,
char **of_flat_tree, ulong *of_size);