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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] Perform check in iov_iter_fault_in_readable() by check_readable_bytes()
Andi Kleen wrote:
> > It would be quite nice if it were safe to call read(), get EFAULT
>
> Even with that patch it is not safe, not even for write, because
> it's racy.

That's not necessarily a problem for the applications I described,
because they can be made to only increase access in parallel with
access; decreasing access can be synchronised over the whole program.

But I agree with you, as no application should depend on such subtle
details, which would probably be broken again in a future kernel anyway.

-- Jamie


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