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SubjectRe: [PATCH] drm: never write to the userspace more data than the caller wants
On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 08:12:35PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> The amount of data wanted by the userspace caller is encoded in the
> ioctl number. Generic drm ioctls were ignoring it.
> As a result, Intel Xorg driver didn't work for i386 userspace on x86_64
> kernel on some systems. sizeof(struct drm_mode_get_connector) is 76
> bytes on i686 and 80 bytes on x86_64 due to the tail alignment (the data
> positions match). The userspace was using the 4 bytes after the
> structure to hold the result of the ioctl. Since drm_ioctl() was
> copying 80 bytes instead of 76, it was clobbering that data.
> A workaround has been committed to xf86-video-intel.
> Signed-off-by: Pavel Roskin <>
> Cc:

Similar patch:

Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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