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Date:	Tue, 14 Nov 2006 13:22:26 -0800
From:	suzuki <suzuki@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
CC:	akpm@...l.org, davem@...emloft.net, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: + fix-compat-space-msg-size-limit-for-msgsnd-msgrcv.patch added
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Hello Arnd,
Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Tuesday 14 November 2006 02:28, suzuki wrote:
> 
>>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.
> 
> 
> struct msgbuf is part of the kernel ABI and will never change, so that's
> no problem at all.
Ok.

Does the following change look fine ?

do_msgsnd() - Accepting the mtype and user space ptr to the mtext. i.e.,

long do_msgsnd(int msqid, long mtype, void __user *mtext,
		size_t msgsz, int msgflg);
and,

do_msgrcv() - accepting the kernel space data ptr to pmtype and user 
space ptr to mtext. The caller has to copy the *pmtype back to the user 
space.

i.e.,

long do_msgrcv(int msqid, long *pmtype, void __user *mtext,
                        size_t msgsz, long msgtyp, int msgflg);

or

Can we use the kernel space "struct msgbuf" instead of the mtype being 
passed explicitly.


Thanks,

Suzuki
> 
> 	Arnd <><

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