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kernel: mtdsplit: wrgg: Support big and little endian

The WRGG images exist in both big and little endian variants,
as can be seen from the image generator in
tools/firmware-utils/src/mkwrggimg.c, you either pass
the "-b" flag or not. The D-Link DIR-685 is using little
endian images so we need to support splitting these.

Detect endianness like this: if the kernel entity size
gets silly big (bigger than the flash memory) we are
probably using the wrong endianness.

Example: my kernel of 0x0067ff64 was switched around by
wrong endianness and detected as 0x64ff67a0 (the actual
size in swapped endianness + header 0xa0).

Signed-off-by: Linus Walleij <>
Signed-off-by: Christian Lamparter <>
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linusw authored and chunkeey committed Mar 11, 2019
1 parent ee34740 commit b907097291af843f714139999c32107463b2ef4a
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  1. +10 −0 target/linux/generic/files/drivers/mtd/mtdsplit/mtdsplit_wrgg.c
@@ -72,6 +72,16 @@ static int mtdsplit_parse_wrgg(struct mtd_info *master,
/* sanity checks */
if (le32_to_cpu(hdr.magic1) == WRGG03_MAGIC) {
kernel_ent_size = hdr_len + be32_to_cpu(hdr.size);
* If this becomes silly big it's probably because the
* WRGG image is little-endian.
if (kernel_ent_size > master->size)
kernel_ent_size = hdr_len + le32_to_cpu(hdr.size);

/* Now what ?! It's neither */
if (kernel_ent_size > master->size)
return -EINVAL;
} else if (le32_to_cpu(hdr.magic1) == WRG_MAGIC) {
kernel_ent_size = sizeof(struct wrg_header) + le32_to_cpu(
((struct wrg_header*)&hdr)->size);

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