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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 0/5] x86: Cleanup and simplify cpu-specific data
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On 28 February 2012 04:31, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
> Better yet, fix the problem...
>

It appears that some attempts have been made at fixing this problem already:

https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/7/6/6
https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/7/7/480

So perhaps I can just turn off that config setting for now. I'm going
away for a few days, but I'll try to fix up the patch series next
week.


> Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
>
>>
>>* H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
>>
>>> >In function ‘copy_from_user’,
>>> >     inlined from ‘pktgen_if_write’ at net/core/pktgen.c:877:20:
>>>
>>>/home/kevin/linux/linux-2.6/arch/x86/include/asm/uaccess_32.h:211:26:
>>> >error: call to ‘copy_from_user_overflow’ declared with attribute
>>> >error: copy_from_user() buffer size is not provably correct
>>> >make[2]: *** [net/core/pktgen.o] Error 1
>>> >
>>> >On:
>>> >
>>> >gcc (GCC) 4.6.2 20120120 (prerelease)
>>> >
>>> >Is that my fault, or something else?
>>> >
>>> >Kevin
>>> >
>>>
>>> That comes from compiling with warnings as errors.  Not that someone
>>> shouldn't look at that kind of problem.
>>
>>Can probably be worked around by disabling:
>>
>>CONFIG_DEBUG_STRICT_USER_COPY_CHECKS
>>
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