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SubjectRe: BUG: mmapfile/writev spurious zero bytes (x86_64/not i386, bisected, reproducable)


On Tue, 17 Jun 2008, Linus Torvalds wrote:
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> It is "copy_user". Notice the lack of "from" or "to". That code handles
> *both* copy_to_user and copy_from_user.

Oh, and yes, I said "copy_to_user_inatomic()" by mistake. The fact is that
"write()" obviously does copy_from_user, but more importantly that on x86
it's THE EXACT SAME ROUTINE.

Linus


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