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SubjectRe: BUG: mmapfile/writev spurious zero bytes (x86_64/not i386, bisected, reproducable)
On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 02:24:39PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> The whole *and*only* reason for copy_to/from_user() existing AT ALL is
> exactly the fact that the source or destination access can fault.

Erm... The reason for copy_to_user() existing is that dereferencing
a user-supplied address in the kernel does not have to access any
memory reachable in user mode, regardless of any faults. WTF are you
guys talking about?


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