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SubjectRe: copy_from_user() fix
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Followup to:  <199808250429.OAA10383@vindaloo.atnf.CSIRO.AU>
By author: Richard Gooch <rgooch@atnf.csiro.au>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> Jamie Lokier writes:
> > On Tue, Aug 25, 1998 at 01:45:12AM +0100, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> > > Will I don't agree with the feature either, all we're talking about is
> > > adding one line to the page fault handler: send_sig(SIGSEGV). Nothing
> > > else needs to change, does it?
> >
> > I just changed my mind.
> >
> > I bet no applications at all currently check for EFAULT from system
> > calls, unless they're really weird and are doing it to behave _as if_
> > they'd received SIGSEGV. Actually I bet they don't bother because every
> > syscall would need to be wrapped. I'm theorising that this could screw
> > up Wine in some unusual but valid cases.
>
> Well, you're wrong. I do have applications that explicitely check for
> EFAULT. I *don't* want them to receive SEGV.

So, what happens if the libc/kernel interface is changed? You're
screwed, because your code is broken.

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