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SubjectRe: fs,seq_file: huge allocations for seq file reads
On 04/08/2014 10:49 AM, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 08, 2014 at 10:45:31AM -0400, Sasha Levin wrote:
> > It seems that when we attempt to read huge chunks of data from a seq file
> > there would be no check for the size being read, leading to the kernel
> > attempting to allocate huge chunks of data internally.
> >
> > As far as I remember, there was a PAGE_SIZE limitation on those, but I'm
> > not certain about that. Could someone please confirm it?
> I've had this diff sitting around for a while to figure out which
> seq_file we're talking about. I think Al wrote it, I forget..

I'll add it in.

I didn't realize it was a problem with a specific file, I thought it was
an issue with seq files in general.


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