Re: [PATCH] Add error check to hex2bin().

From: Mimi Zohar
Date: Tue Jul 19 2011 - 06:54:40 EST

(sorry for re-posting, but this doesn't seem to have made it to the

On Tue, 2011-07-19 at 00:18 +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 11:49 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven
> <geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > What about making it return the number of unprocessed bytes left instead?
> > Then the caller knows where the problem lies. And zero would mean success.
> If I remember correctly it used to be src as return value in some
> version of that patch. I don't know the details of that interim
> solution. My current opinion is to return boolean and make an
> additional parameter to return src value. However, it could make this
> simple function fat.
> P.S. Take into account that the user of it is only one so far, I would
> like to hear a Mimi's opinion.

Trusted/encrypted keys are not in a critical code path. They're used for
loading/storing key blobs from userspace. From a trusted/encrypted key
perspective, it doesn't make much of a difference.



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