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Subject[PATCH 0/1] lockd: Change nsm_use_hostnames from bool to u32
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nsm_use_hostnames is a module parameter and it will be exported to sysctl
procfs. This is to let user sometimes change it from userspace. But the
minimal unit for sysctl procfs read/write it sizeof(int).
In big endian system, the converting from/to bool to/from int will cause
error for proc items.

This patch changes the type definition of nsm_use_hostnames.

The test case I used:
/***************************************************************/
#include <linux/kernel.h>
#include <linux/module.h>
#include <linux/sysctl.h>

bool __read_mostly nsm_use_hostnames;
module_param(nsm_use_hostnames, bool, 0644);

static struct ctl_table my_sysctl[] = {
{
.procname = "nsm_use_hostnames",
.data = &nsm_use_hostnames,
.maxlen = sizeof(int),
.mode = 0644,
.proc_handler = &proc_dointvec,
},
{}
};

static struct ctl_table my_root[] = {
{
.procname = "mysysctl",
.mode = 0555,
.child = my_sysctl,
},
{}
};

static struct ctl_table_header * my_ctl_header;

static int __init sysctl_exam_init(void)
{
my_ctl_header = register_sysctl_table(&my_root);
if (my_ctl_header == NULL)
printk("error regiester sysctl");

return 0;
}

static void __exit sysctl_exam_exit(void)
{
unregister_sysctl_table(my_ctl_header);
}

module_init(sysctl_exam_init);
module_exit(sysctl_exam_exit);
MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
/****************************************************************/

[root@bigendian my]# insmod -f /root/my/hello.ko nsm_use_hostnames=1
[root@bigendian my]# cat /proc/sys/mysysctl/nsm_use_hostnames
16777216

After I change the bool to int:
[root@bigendian my]# insmod -f /root/my/hello.ko nsm_use_hostnames=1
[root@bigendian my]# cat /proc/sys/mysysctl/nsm_use_hostnames
1

In little endian system, there is no such issue.

Jia He (1):
lockd: Change nsm_use_hostnames from bool to u32

fs/lockd/mon.c | 2 +-
fs/lockd/svc.c | 2 +-
2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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2.5.5

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