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    Subject[PATCH] /proc/kcore: fix seeking
    From: Dave Anderson <>

    Commit 34aacb2920667d405a8df15968b7f71ba46c8f18
    ("procfs: Use generic_file_llseek in /proc/kcore")
    broke seeking on /proc/kcore. This changes it back
    to use default_llseek in order to restore the original

    The problem with generic_file_llseek is that it only
    allows seeks up to inode->i_sb->s_maxbytes, which is
    2GB-1 on procfs, where the memory file offset values in
    the /proc/kcore PT_LOAD segments may exceed or start
    beyond that offset value.

    A similar revert was made for /proc/vmcore.

    Signed-off-by: Dave Anderson <>
    Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <>
    --- linux-2.6.37/fs/proc/kcore.c.orig
    +++ linux-2.6.37/fs/proc/kcore.c
    @@ -558,7 +558,7 @@ static int open_kcore(struct inode *inod
    static const struct file_operations proc_kcore_operations = {
    .read = read_kcore,
    .open = open_kcore,
    - .llseek = generic_file_llseek,
    + .llseek = default_llseek,

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