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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sparc: copy_from_user() should not return -EFAULT
On Tuesday 05 January 2010, Heiko Carstens wrote:
> Subject: [PATCH] sparc: copy_from_user() should not return -EFAULT
> From: Heiko Carstens <>
> Callers of copy_from_user() expect it to return the number of bytes
> it could not copy. In no case it is supposed to return -EFAULT.
> In case of a detected buffer overflow just return the requested
> length. In addition one could think of a memset that would clear
> the size of the target object.
> Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <>

The xtensa clear_user function seems to have a similar issue,
it should return size on failure, not -EFAULT.


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