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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/6] xfs: use memdup_user()
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On Apr 8, 2009, at 8:22 AM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 03:08:04PM +0800, Li Zefan wrote:
>> Remove open-coded memdup_user()
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com>
>> ---
>> fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_ioctl.c | 23 +++++++----------------
>> fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_ioctl32.c | 12 ++++--------
>> 2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 24 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_ioctl.c b/fs/xfs/linux-2.6/
>> xfs_ioctl.c
>> index d0b4994..34eaab6 100644
>> --- a/fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_ioctl.c
>> +++ b/fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_ioctl.c
>> @@ -489,17 +489,12 @@ xfs_attrmulti_attr_set(
>> if (len > XATTR_SIZE_MAX)
>> return EINVAL;
>>
>> - kbuf = kmalloc(len, GFP_KERNEL);
>> - if (!kbuf)
>> - return ENOMEM;
>> -
>> - if (copy_from_user(kbuf, ubuf, len))
>> - goto out_kfree;
>> + kbuf = memdup_user(ubuf, len);
>> + if (IS_ERR(kbuf))
>> + return PTR_ERR(kbuf);
>
> wouldn't NULL be a better error return for this kind of interface,
> matching kmalloc?
>
>
> Otherwise the patch looks good to me.
>
> Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>

Looks good to me too.

Reviewed-by: Felix Blyakher <felixb@sgi.com>

p.s. Replying to reply as I couldn't find the original post.



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