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Date:	Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:40:34 -0500
From:	Bobby Powers <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH tip/x86/x32] fs: fix close_on_exec pointer in alloc_fdtable

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 5:18 AM, David Howells <> wrote:
> 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 <>

Thanks, its nice to have confirmation - I'm still pretty new at this.
Can this get pulled onto tip/x86/x32?  Desktop applications like
firefox and chrome don't work reliably without it.
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