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Date:	Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:19:06 +0200
From:	Lukas Czerner <>
Cc:,,, Lukas Czerner <>,
	Hugh Dickins <>
Subject: [PATCH 03/12 v2] shmem: pass LLONG_MAX to shmem_truncate_range

Currently we're passing -1 to shmem_truncate_range which can then call
truncate_inode_pages_range() which is actually really confusing since the
argument is signed so we do not get "huge" number as one would expect,
but rather just -1. To make things clearer and easier for
truncate_inode_pages_range() just pass LLONG_MAX since it is actually what
was intended anyway.

It also makes thing easier for allowing truncate_inode_pages_range() to
handle non page aligned regions. Moreover letting the lend argument to
be negative might actually hide some bugs.

Signed-off-by: Lukas Czerner <>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <>
 mm/shmem.c |    3 ++-
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/shmem.c b/mm/shmem.c
index 4ce02e0..3199733 100644
--- a/mm/shmem.c
+++ b/mm/shmem.c
@@ -2961,7 +2961,8 @@ void shmem_unlock_mapping(struct address_space *mapping)
 void shmem_truncate_range(struct inode *inode, loff_t lstart, loff_t lend)
-	truncate_inode_pages_range(inode->i_mapping, lstart, lend);
+	truncate_inode_pages_range(inode->i_mapping, lstart,
+				   lend == -1 ? LLONG_MAX : last);

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