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Date:	Wed, 15 Nov 2006 00:24:24 +0100
From:	Arnd Bergmann <>
To:	suzuki <>
Subject: Re: + fix-compat-space-msg-size-limit-for-msgsnd-msgrcv.patch added to -mm tree

On Tuesday 14 November 2006 22:22, suzuki wrote:
> 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);

Yes, that looks fine.

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

That works as well, although it may be a little confusing to have
the extra mtext byte of that structure included there, so I'd prefer
the first solution.

	Arnd <><
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