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Date:	Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:18:56 +0000
From:	David Howells <>
To:	Bobby Powers <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH tip/x86/x32] fs: fix close_on_exec pointer in alloc_fdtable

Bobby Powers <> wrote:

> alloc_fdtable allocates space for the open_fds and close_on_exec
> bitfields together, as 2 * nr / BITS_PER_BYTE.  close_on_exec needs to
> point to open_fds + nr / BITS_PER_BYTE, not open_fds + nr /
> BITS_PER_LONG, as introducted in 1fd36adc: Replace the fd_sets in
> struct fdtable with an array of unsigned longs.
> Signed-off-by: Bobby Powers <>

Yes, you're right.  At one point I changed data to be an unsigned long *.

Acked-by: David Howells <>
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