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Date:	Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:38:51 +0100
From:	Rob Jones <>
To:	Alexey Dobriyan <>
CC:	Linux Kernel <>,
	Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fs: replace int param with size_t for seq_open_private()

On 01/09/14 15:13, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 4:54 PM, Rob Jones <> wrote:
>> On 01/09/14 14:43, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
>>>>    void *__seq_open_private(struct file *f, const struct seq_operations
>>>> *ops,
>>>> - int psize)
>>>> + size_t psize)
>>> It should be "unsigned int" at most.
>>> As almost all in-kernel lengths.
>> I don't agree. Ultimately this parameter ends up as a parameter to
>> kmalloc where it is expected to be a size_t.
> Which is a mistake too because allocations are never that large.


> Save REX prefix, keep length unsigned int!

I am happy to do this if the general opinion is that it is the right
thing but I would like more input first. Using size_t was suggested by
Andrew Morton which sounds to me like a heavy gun on the side of size_t.

>     Alexey

Rob Jones
Codethink Ltd
tel:+44 161 236 5575
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