Re: [PATCH] Modpost: fixed USB alias generation for ranges including0x9 and 0xA

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Fri Feb 07 2014 - 14:25:34 EST

On Fri, Feb 07, 2014 at 07:15:11PM +0100, Jan Moskyto Matejka wrote:
> Commit afe2dab4f6 ("USB: add hex/bcd detection to usb modalias generation")
> changed the routine that generates alias ranges. Before that change, only
> digits 0-9 were supported; the commit tried to fix the case when the range
> includes higher values than 0x9.
> Unfortunately, the commit didn't fix the case when the range includes both
> 0x9 and 0xA, meaning that the final range must look like [x-9A-y] where
> x <= 0x9 and y >= 0xA -- instead the [x-9A-x] range was produced.
> Modprobe doesn't complain as it sees no difference between no-match and
> bad-pattern results of fnmatch().
> Fixing this simple bug to fix the aliases.
> Also changing the hardcoded beginning of the range to uppercase as all the
> other letters are also uppercase in the device version numbers.
> Fortunately, this affects only the dvb-usb-dib0700 module, AFAIK.

Thanks, I'll take this through the usb tree.

Odd that it's taken years for this to show up as an issue.

greg k-h
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