[PATCH 0/25] Sysfs cleanups & tagged directory support

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Wed Aug 8 09:37:10 PDT 2007

Tejun Heo <teheo at suse.de> writes:

> Hello,
> Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>>> More specifically, d_off field.  It's a bit twisted.  For the last
>>> entry, filp->f_pos gets written into the field and gets wrapped while
>>> being copied out to userland or in glibc.
>> That could do it, and glibc is crunching it.  Oh well, it is
>> easy enough to avoid as long as our inode numbers are small which
>> the idr allocator seems to ensure.
> Yeah, now I think about it.  glibc throws out entries which don't fit in
> the data structure specified by the called API, so it probably threw out
> the last entry which has UINT_MAX in d_off which doesn't fit in the
> readdir() return structure.  Using INT_MAX should be just fine as IDA
> always allocates the first empty slot.  We can add paranoia check in ino
> allocation path.

Sounds reasonable.  Annoying but reasonable.


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