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Date:	Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:09:55 +0000
From:	Al Viro <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] inet: Add skb_copy_datagram_iter

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 02:30:00AM -0500, David Miller wrote:
> From: Al Viro <>
> Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:58:17 +0000
> > On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 12:20:20AM -0500, David Miller wrote:
> >> From: Al Viro <>
> >> Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 21:19:08 +0000
> >> 
> >> > 1) does sparc64 access_ok() need to differ for 32bit and 64bit tasks?
> >> 
> >> sparc64 will just fault no matter what kind of task it is.
> >> 
> >> It is impossible for a user task to generate a reference to
> >> a kernel virtual address, as kernel and user accesses each
> >> go via a separate address space identifier.
> > 
> > Sure, but why do we have access_ok() there at all?  I.e. why not just have
> > it constant 1?
> Since access_ok() is in fact constant 1 on sparc64, where we use it,
> does it really matter?


My apologies - I've got confused by the maze of twisty includes, all alike.
Right you are; in biarch case it *doesn't* depend on 32bit vs. 64bit.
STACK_TOP-using one is sparc32 variant where we obviously don't have
biarch at all.

Anyway, the series switching to {compat_,}rw_copy_check_uvector() and
getting rid of duplicate checks is in vfs.git#iov_iter-net.  Warning:
it's almost completely untested.  It survives boot, ssh into it and
runltp -f syscalls (no regressions), but that's about it.  BTW, what's
the usual regression suite used for net/* stuff?

3 commits in there, on top of net-next#master; head should be at 555126.
There's a bunch of fairly obvious followups becoming possible after that,
but let's keep those separate...
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