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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/6] kexec: A new system call, kexec_file_load, for in kernel kexec
On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 09:42:52PM +0100, Jiri Kosina wrote:

[..]
> > @@ -843,7 +1075,11 @@ static int kimage_load_normal_segment(struct kimage *image,
> > PAGE_SIZE - (maddr & ~PAGE_MASK));
> > uchunk = min(ubytes, mchunk);
> >
> > - result = copy_from_user(ptr, buf, uchunk);
> > + /* For file based kexec, source pages are in kernel memory */
> > + if (image->file_mode)
> > + memcpy(ptr, buf, uchunk);
>
> Very minor nit I came across when going through the patchset -- can't we
> use some different buffer for the file-based kexec that's not marked
> __user here? This really causes some eye-pain when looking at the code.

Hi Jiri,

Sorry, responding to your comment after a very long time.

Now I have made buf field a union as it can either be a user pointer or
a kernel pointer depending on which kexec syscall has been used. Now
caller needs to either use segment->buf or segment->kbuf based on the
context of code.

kexec_segment {
union {
void __user *buf;
void *kbuf;
};
}

Thanks
Vivek


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