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SubjectRe: [PATCH] blkgetsize64 ioctl
On Thu, 30 Aug 2001, Michael E Brown wrote:

> And your last point about risking unexpected disk-io due to an incorrect
> IOCTL, I would say that is a pretty unlikely in practice. First, I do
> parameter checking on what was passed to the IOCTL, and if things don't
> match, no io is done. Second, how likely is it that you a) call ioctl with
> a (disk) block device, b) pass the wrong ioctl, c) pass along enough data
> to pass the checks in the ioctl, and d) pass along a valid pointer to 512
> bytes of data to overwrite something?

e2fsprogs-1.23 on x86 does this.


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