Commit d39a7435 authored by Richard Cochran's avatar Richard Cochran Committed by David S. Miller
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ptp: validate the requested frequency adjustment.

PTP Hardware Clock drivers specify a maximum frequency adjustment that
their clocks can accommodate. Normally, user space programs will want to
respect the advertised limits. However, no kernel or driver code checks
that the dialed frequency offset is within the bounds, and out of range
values can lead to surprising results.

This patch fixes the issue by rejecting bad values.
Signed-off-by: default avatarRichard Cochran <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 5a2b646f
......@@ -142,7 +142,10 @@ static int ptp_clock_adjtime(struct posix_clock *pc, struct timex *tx)
delta = ktime_to_ns(kt);
err = ops->adjtime(ops, delta);
} else if (tx->modes & ADJ_FREQUENCY) {
err = ops->adjfreq(ops, scaled_ppm_to_ppb(tx->freq));
s32 ppb = scaled_ppm_to_ppb(tx->freq);
if (ppb > ops->max_adj || ppb < -ops->max_adj)
return -ERANGE;
err = ops->adjfreq(ops, ppb);
ptp->dialed_frequency = tx->freq;
} else if (tx->modes == 0) {
tx->freq = ptp->dialed_frequency;
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