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Date:   Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:51:34 -0800
From:   Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:     OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@...l.parknet.co.jp>
Cc:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fat: Fix sb_rdonly() change

On Fri, 2017-11-24 at 15:07 +0900, OGAWA Hirofumi wrote:
> Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com> writes:
> 
> > On Thu, 2017-11-23 at 15:29 +0900, OGAWA Hirofumi wrote:
> > > Ouch forgot to add stable@
> > > 
> > > -- 
> > > commit bc98a42c1f7d0f886c0c1b75a92a004976a46d9f introduced bug.
> > 
> > I think your commit message needs a bit more information.
> > 
> > It'd be useful to describe that the introduction of
> > sb_rdonly converted the bitwise & to a boolean and so
> > this conversion and comparison was made defective.
> > 
> > Are there any other instances of defective comparisons?
> 
> Please ask to that patch author.

The patch author, David Howells, is on the cc list.

btw:

It seems all the the other uses use a (bool) cast of the
(*flags & MS_RDONLY) and a comparison of sb_rdonly(sb).

It would make sense to change the argument type of the
ext[24]_setup_super int read_only arg to bool to match
the sb_rdonly() type. 

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