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Re: [PATCH] Fix __copy_{to,from}_user_inatomic

To: Franck Bui-Huu <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fix __copy_{to,from}_user_inatomic
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 15:54:42 +0000
Cc: linux-mips <>
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Original-recipient: rfc822;
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On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 04:32:53PM +0100, Franck Bui-Huu wrote:

> These functions are aliases to __copy_{to,from}_user resp but they
> are not allowed to sleep. Therefore might_sleep() must not be used
> by their implementions.

The _inatomic functions are know to buggy but this doesn't quite fix the
whole issues with them.  On error __copy_from_user_inatomic should not
clear the non-copied part of the destination buffer.  See
01408c4939479ec46c15aa7ef6e2406be50eeeca and
7c12d81134b130ccd4c286b434ca48c4cda71a2f for the rationale.


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