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SubjectRe: compat ioctl32 for /dev/snapshot?
Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Monday 04 May 2009, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>> In fact I don't think the 32-bit user space will work with 64-bit kernels as is
>> in this particular case, because of the different pointer size.
>>
>> Having a quick look at the code (I don't remember the details right now)
>> I think most probably it could be modified to handle this case too, but I'm not
>> really sure.
>
> I don't see anything in the snapshot code that passes pointers to the
> kernel, so why should the pointer size matter?

It's the userspace part (uswsusp). In particular it parses swap
on-disk data structures.

But in any case, without compat_ioctl32 in kernel userspace part
can not be fixed.

/mjt


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