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Date:	Sun, 09 Sep 2012 11:54:41 +0200
From:	Jens Axboe <>
To:	Dave Reisner <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] block: reject invalid queue attribute values

On 2012-09-08 17:55, Dave Reisner wrote:
> Instead of using simple_strtoul which "converts" invalid numbers to 0,
> use strict_strtoul and perform error checking to ensure that userspace
> passes us a valid unsigned long. This addresses problems with functions
> such as writev, which might want to write a trailing newline -- the
> newline should rightfully be rejected, but the value preceeding it
> should be preserved.

Thanks, applied to for-3.7/core.

Jens Axboe

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