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Date:	Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:21:32 -0700
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>
To:	Thomas Bächler <thomas@...hlinux.org>,
	tj@...nel.org
CC:	d@...conindy.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	gregkh@...uxfoundation.org, P@...igbrady.com,
	alexandre.f.demers@...il.com, "3.14" <stable@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fs: Don't return 0 from get_anon_bdev

On 04/03/2014 12:49 PM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Commit 9e30cc9595303b27b48 removed an internal mount. This
> has the side-effect that rootfs now has FSID 0. Many
> userspace utilities assume that st_dev in struct stat
> is never 0, so this change breaks a number of tools in
> early userspace.
> 
> Since we don't know how many userspace programs are affected,
> make sure that FSID is at least 1.
> 
> References: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1666905
> References: http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.utilities.util-linux-ng/8557
> Cc: 3.14 <stable@...r.kernel.org>
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Bächler <thomas@...hlinux.org>
> ---
>  fs/super.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 

Acked-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@...or.com>

It is worth noting that zero has been documented as a null device number
since at least 1995, probably more like 1993.

	-hpa


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