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Date:	Mon, 12 Nov 2007 20:42:41 +0900
From:	Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@...ove.SAKURA.ne.jp>
To:	ebiederm@...ssion.com
Cc:	akpm@...ux-foundation.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sysctl: Check length at deprecated_sysctl_warning.

Hello.

Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> name[CTL_MAXNAME} is not valid.
> name[0...CTL_MAXNAME-1] is valid.
Yes.

> The check that got lost in the refactoring was specfically:
> 
> -       if (tmp.nlen <= 0 || tmp.nlen >= CTL_MAXNAME)
> -               return -ENOTDIR;
Thus I think tmp.nlen == CTL_MAXNAME should be allowed
because tmp.nlen is used as "for (i = 0; i < tmp.nlen; i++)".
I think
	if (tmp.nlen <= 0 || tmp.nlen > CTL_MAXNAME)
		return -ENOTDIR;
is correct.

Thanks.

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