Commit d15cab97 authored by Hugh Dickins's avatar Hugh Dickins Committed by Linus Torvalds
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swapon: check validity of swap_flags

Most system calls taking flags first check that the flags passed in are
valid, and that helps userspace to detect when new flags are supported.

But swapon never did so: start checking now, to help if we ever want to
support more swap_flags in future.

It's difficult to get stray bits set in an int, and swapon is not widely
used, so this is most unlikely to break any userspace; but we can just
revert if it turns out to do so.
Signed-off-by: default avatarHugh Dickins <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 29fd66d2
......@@ -21,6 +21,9 @@ struct bio;
#define SWAP_FLAG_DISCARD 0x10000 /* discard swap cluster after use */
static inline int current_is_kswapd(void)
return current->flags & PF_KSWAPD;
......@@ -2022,6 +2022,9 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE2(swapon, const char __user *, specialfile, int, swap_flags)
struct page *page = NULL;
struct inode *inode = NULL;
if (swap_flags & ~SWAP_FLAGS_VALID)
return -EINVAL;
if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
return -EPERM;
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