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SubjectRe: select() for delay.
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On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 15:27 +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 09:18 -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > Hi Maduhu,
> >
> > On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 16:25 +0530, madhu.subbaiah@wipro.com wrote:
> >
> > > + put_user(sec, &tvp->tv_sec);
> > > + put_user(usec, &tvp->tv_usec);
> >
> > I won't comment on the rest of the patch, but this part is definitely
> > wrong. The pointer tvp is a user space address and once you dereference
> > that pointer to get to tv_sec, you can have a fault, which might
> > segfault the
>
> &pointer->member doesn't dereference the pointer, it just adds the
> offset of "member" to the content of the pointer.
>

Oh crap! You're right ;-)

Argh, that's what I get for replying before my first cup of coffee and
suffering jet lag.

I should have known this since I just copied over the container_of macro
to a user process, and if what I said was true, ((type *)0)->member
would never work.

Oh well, time to wake up :-)

-- Steve




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