Commit 8b90db0d authored by Linus Torvalds's avatar Linus Torvalds
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Insanity avoidance in /proc

The old /proc interfaces were never updated to use loff_t, and are just
generally broken.  Now, we should be using the seq_file interface for
all of the proc files, but converting the legacy functions is more work
than most people care for and has little upside..

But at least we can make the non-LFS rules explicit, rather than just
insanely wrapping the offset or something.
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 40c37213
......@@ -54,6 +54,18 @@ proc_file_read(struct file *file, char __user *buf, size_t nbytes,
ssize_t n, count;
char *start;
struct proc_dir_entry * dp;
unsigned long long pos;
* Gaah, please just use "seq_file" instead. The legacy /proc
* interfaces cut loff_t down to off_t for reads, and ignore
* the offset entirely for writes..
pos = *ppos;
if (pos > MAX_NON_LFS)
return 0;
if (nbytes > MAX_NON_LFS - pos)
nbytes = MAX_NON_LFS - pos;
dp = PDE(inode);
if (!(page = (char*) __get_free_page(GFP_KERNEL)))
......@@ -202,30 +214,17 @@ proc_file_write(struct file *file, const char __user *buffer,
static loff_t
proc_file_lseek(struct file *file, loff_t offset, int orig)
switch (orig) {
case 0:
if (offset < 0)
goto out;
file->f_pos = offset;
case 1:
if (offset + file->f_pos < 0)
goto out;
file->f_pos += offset;
case 2:
goto out;
goto out;
return -EINVAL;
loff_t retval = -EINVAL;
switch (orig) {
case 1:
offset += file->f_pos;
/* fallthrough */
case 0:
if (offset < 0 || offset > MAX_NON_LFS)
file->f_pos = retval = offset;
return retval;
static int proc_notify_change(struct dentry *dentry, struct iattr *iattr)
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