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Date:	Thu, 23 Feb 2012 06:56:50 -0800
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>
To:	Bobby Powers <bobbypowers@...il.com>
CC:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, dhowells@...hat.com,
	viro@...iv.linux.org.uk
Subject: Re: [PATCH tip/x86/x32] fs: fix close_on_exec pointer in alloc_fdtable

On 02/23/2012 06:40 AM, Bobby Powers wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 5:18 AM, David Howells<dhowells@...hat.com>  wrote:
>> Bobby Powers<bobbypowers@...il.com>  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<bobbypowers@...il.com>
>>
>> Yes, you're right.  At one point I changed data to be an unsigned long *.
>>
>> Acked-by: David Howells<dhowells@...hat.com>
>
> 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.
>

tip:core/types (and the updated core/types needs to be merged into 
x86/x32) but yes.

	-hpa
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