[U-Boot] [PATCH v2 3/4] libfdt: Allow #size-cells of 0

matthias.bgg at kernel.org matthias.bgg at kernel.org
Thu Sep 5 08:48:48 UTC 2019

From: Matthias Brugger <mbrugger at suse.com>

The commit "libfdt: fdt_address_cells() and fdt_size_cells()" introduced
a bug as it consolidated code between the helpers for getting
be 0, and is frequently found so in practice for /cpus.  IEEE1275 only
requires implementations to handle 1..4 for #address-cells, although one
could make a case for #address-cells == #size-cells == 0 being used to
represent a bridge with a single port.

While we're there, it's not totally obvious that the existing implicit
cast of a u32 to int will give the correct results according to strict C,
although it does work in practice.  Straighten that up to cast only after
we've made our range checks.

This is based on upstream commit:
b8d6eca ("libfdt: Allow #size-cells of 0")
but misses the test cases,as we don't implement them in U-Boot.

Signed-off-by: Matthias Brugger <mbrugger at suse.com>

 scripts/dtc/libfdt/fdt_addresses.c | 8 +++++---
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/scripts/dtc/libfdt/fdt_addresses.c b/scripts/dtc/libfdt/fdt_addresses.c
index f13a87dfa0..788c143113 100644
--- a/scripts/dtc/libfdt/fdt_addresses.c
+++ b/scripts/dtc/libfdt/fdt_addresses.c
@@ -59,7 +59,7 @@
 static int fdt_cells(const void *fdt, int nodeoffset, const char *name)
 	const fdt32_t *c;
-	int val;
+	uint32_t val;
 	int len;
 	c = fdt_getprop(fdt, nodeoffset, name, &len);
@@ -70,10 +70,10 @@ static int fdt_cells(const void *fdt, int nodeoffset, const char *name)
 	val = fdt32_to_cpu(*c);
-	if ((val <= 0) || (val > FDT_MAX_NCELLS))
+	if (val > FDT_MAX_NCELLS)
-	return val;
+	return (int)val;
 int fdt_address_cells(const void *fdt, int nodeoffset)
@@ -81,6 +81,8 @@ int fdt_address_cells(const void *fdt, int nodeoffset)
 	int val;
 	val = fdt_cells(fdt, nodeoffset, "#address-cells");
+	if (val == 0)
 	if (val == -FDT_ERR_NOTFOUND)
 		return 2;
 	return val;

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