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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.4.19 revert block_llseek behavior to standard
Rumor has it that on Mon, Aug 12, 2002 at 05:20:57PM +0100 Alan Cox said:
> On Mon, 2002-08-12 at 17:06, Phil Auld wrote:
> > Hi Al,
> > I think this falls under the VFS umbrella, but I may be wrong.
> >
> > Below is a fix to make block_llseek behave as specified in the Single Unix Spec. v3.
> > (http://www.unix-systems.org/single_unix_specification/). It's extremely trivial but
> > may have political baggage.
>
> Political I don't see any. Technical - have you verified each of our
> block drivers behaves correctly when given an offset over its side, and
> that it correctly fails on a 32bit block wrap.
>

No, but how did it work prior to 2.4.11?

> I suspect we should still fail it with the allowed error code to be safe
> in 2.4

I may be missing something. How does tying a return of EINVAL to the size
necessarily imply the resulting offset will be negative? There is already
an explicit test for that.


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