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Date:	Mon, 13 Nov 2006 17:28:49 -0800
From:	suzuki <>
To:	Arnd Bergmann <>
Subject: Re: + fix-compat-space-msg-size-limit-for-msgsnd-msgrcv.patch added
 to -mm tree

Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Tuesday 14 November 2006 00:58, wrote:
>>Subject: Fix compat space msg size limit for msgsnd/msgrcv
>>From: suzuki <>
>>Currently we allocate 64k space on the user stack and use it the msgbuf for
>>sys_{msgrcv,msgsnd} for compat and the results are later copied in user [by
>>This patch introduces helper routines for sys_{msgrcv,msgsnd} which would
>>accept the pointer to msgbuf along with the msgp->mtext.  This avoids the
>>need to allocate the msgsize on the userspace (thus removing the size
>>limit) and the overhead of an extra copy_in_user().
>>Signed-off-by: Suzuki K P <>
>>Cc: Arnd Bergmann <>
>>Cc: "David S. Miller" <>
>>Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>

> This patch is definitely a big step in the right direction here, but why 
> not go all the way and pass msgp->mtype to do_msgsnd/do_msgrcv as kernel
> data instead of a user space pointer? This way you can get rid of the
> compat_alloc_userspace entirely and save avoid doing an extra 
> put_user/get_user pair in the compat_ function.

I left it as such, inorder to avoid the future changes that may come in 
the struct msgbuf -if at all-, which would make us to pass every single 
field as a parameter to do_msgrcv/do_msgsnd.


> 	Arnd <><

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