[PATCH u-boot] api: fix a potential serious bug caused by undef CONFIG_SYS_64BIT_LBA

Marek Behún marek.behun at nic.cz
Sat Mar 6 23:43:22 CET 2021

The api_public.h header file undefined macro CONFIG_SYS_64BIT_LBA.

But api/api_storage.c includes this header before including part.h,
causing the type of lbaint_t and subsequently the type signature of
blk_dread() and blk_dwrite() functions to change from the rest of U-Boot
(if CONFIG_SYS_64BIT_LBA is defined for the board).

This is of course wrong, because the call to blk_dread() / blk_dwrite()
will recieve mangled arguments.

Fix this by removing the undef of macro CONFIG_SYS_64BIT_LBA and instead
make the immediate code do what it would do as if the macro was not

Add a FIXME to whoever is maintaining this code.

CI managed to trigger this bug when compiling for lsxhl_defconfig, which
has CONFIG_API selected. The compiler complained about blk_dwrite() and
blk_dread() not matching original declarations:

  include/blk.h:280:15: warning: type of ‘blk_dwrite’ does not match
                                 original declaration
  280 | unsigned long blk_dwrite(struct blk_desc *block_dev, lbaint_t st
      |               ^
  drivers/block/blk-uclass.c:456:15: note: type mismatch in parameter 2
  456 | unsigned long blk_dwrite(struct blk_desc *block_dev, lbaint_t st
      |               ^

Signed-off-by: Marek Behún <marek.behun at nic.cz>
 include/api_public.h | 23 ++++++++++++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/api_public.h b/include/api_public.h
index def103ce22..5a4465ea89 100644
--- a/include/api_public.h
+++ b/include/api_public.h
@@ -70,12 +70,25 @@ struct sys_info {
 	int			mr_no;	/* number of memory regions */
-typedef	u_int64_t lbasize_t;
+ * FIXME: Previously this code was:
+ *
+ *   #undef CONFIG_SYS_64BIT_LBA
+ *   #ifdef CONFIG_SYS_64BIT_LBA
+ *   typedef u_int64_t lbasize_t;
+ *   #else
+ *   typedef unsigned long lbasize_t;
+ *   #endif
+ *
+ * But we cannot just undefine CONFIG_SYS_64BIT_LBA, because then in
+ * api/api_storage.c the type signature of lbaint_t will be different if
+ * CONFIG_SYS_64BIT_LBA is enabled for the board, which can result in various
+ * bugs.
+ * So simply define lbasize_t as an unsigned long, since this was what was done
+ * anyway for at least 13 years, but don't undefine CONFIG_SYS_64BIT_LBA.
+ */
 typedef unsigned long lbasize_t;
 typedef unsigned long lbastart_t;
 #define DEV_TYP_NONE	0x0000

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