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SubjectRe: [UPDATED PATCH] fix memory corruption from misinterpreted bad_inode_ops return values
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On Thu, 2007-01-04 at 23:52 +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 03:21:06PM -0800, Mitchell Blank Jr wrote:
> > Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > > Well, that probably would work, but it's also true that returning a 64-bit
> > > value on a 32-bit platform really _does_ depend on more than the size.
> > Yeah, obviously this is restricted to the signed-integer case. My point
> > was just that you could have the compiler figure out which variant to pick
> > for loff_t automatically.
> >
> > > "let's not play tricks with function types at all".
> >
> > I think I agree. The real (but harder) fix for the wasted space issue
> > would be to get the toolchain to automatically combine functions that
> > end up compiling into identical assembly.
>
> Can't do.
>

you could if it's static and never has it's address taken (but that's
not the case here)


> You _can_ compile g into jump to f, but that's it. And that, AFAICS,
> is what gcc does.

I thought we actually disabled that in the kernel (it makes oopses
harder to read)....


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