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SubjectRe: read_proc issue

On Fri, 1 Mar 2002, Erik Mouw wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 04:19:35AM +0100, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > On February 28, 2002 01:05 am, Erik Mouw wrote:
> > > It might also be an idea to export proc_calc_metrics() from
> > > fs/proc/proc_misc.c because quite a lot of code actually tries to do
> > > exactly the same.
> >
> > Look at all the parameters, they're trying to be a struct. How about
> > cleaning it up before exporting?
> Look at all the parameters of a procfs read() function and compare them
> with the parameters of proc_calc_metrics(). See why cleaning up
> would make things only more complicated?

Oh, for fsck sake...

We already have better mechanism. Let ->proc_read() die, it's an ugly
kludge, breeding overcomplicated code and buffer overflows.

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