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SubjectRe: [PATCH] remember to check return value from __copy_to_user() in cdrom_read_cdda_old()
On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 11:34:37AM +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 07 2004, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> > Jens Axboe writes:
> >
> > > __copy_to_user is the unchecking version of copy_to_user.
> >
> > It doesn't range-check the address, but it does return non-zero
> > (number of bytes not copied) if it encounters a fault writing to the
> > user buffer.
>
> but it doesn't matter, if it returns non-zero then something happened
> between the access_ok() and the actual copy because the user app did
> something silly. so I don't care much really, I think the major point is
> the kernel will cope.
>
> you could remove the access_ok() and change it to a copy_to_user()
> instead, I don't care either way. it's the old and slow interface which
> really never is used unless things have gone wrong anyways.

access_ok() is far from being the only reason for error here. If area
is unmapped, we shouldn't silently lose data without any indication of
error.
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