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SubjectRe: [Patch 7/9] fs/exec.c: fix wrong return value of prepare_binprm()
On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 11:56:43AM +0800, WANG Cong wrote:
> On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 08:31:05PM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> >On Thu, May 08, 2008 at 09:52:32PM +0800, WANG Cong wrote:
> >> All prepare_binprm()'s callers assume that prepare_binprm() fails
> >> when it returns negative. However, prepare_binprm() most probably returns
> >> the return value of kernel_read(), which may return positive on failure!
> >>
> >> Thus this should be fixed.
> >
> >Since when does read return positive on failure?
>
> When an EIO occurs, I think. For example,

No. On EIO it returns -EIO, TYVM...

> retval = kernel_read(interpreter, interp_elf_ex->e_phoff,
> (char *)elf_phdata,size);
> error = -EIO;
> if (retval != size) {
> if (retval < 0)
> error = retval;
> goto out_close;
> }

Which is what we do on short read here. FWIW, -EINVAL might be saner
choice - it's "binary is corrupted", not "read had failed".


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