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SubjectRe: PATCH: fix 2 byte data leak due to padding
Alan Cox wrote:

>diff -u --new-file --recursive --exclude-from /usr/src/exclude linux-2.6.0-test2/fs/stat.c linux-2.6.0-test2-ac1/fs/stat.c
>--- linux-2.6.0-test2/fs/stat.c 2003-07-14 14:11:56.000000000 +0100
>+++ linux-2.6.0-test2-ac1/fs/stat.c 2003-07-23 16:27:42.000000000 +0100
>@@ -106,7 +106,7 @@
> {
> static int warncount = 5;
> struct __old_kernel_stat tmp;
>-
>+
> if (warncount > 0) {
> warncount--;
> printk(KERN_WARNING "VFS: Warning: %s using old stat() call. Recompile your binary.\n",
>@@ -116,6 +116,7 @@
> warncount = 0;
> }
>
>+ memset(&tmp, 0, sizeof(struct __old_kernel_stat));
>
Wouldn't it be more clear (better) to use sizeof(tmp) here rather than
sizeof(struct _old_kernel_stat)?

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