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Date:	Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:41:28 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [Bugme-new] [Bug 16603] New: send of data > 4 GB fails on 64
 bit systems

From: Andrew Morton <>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:15:40 -0700

> Yes, I think seglen should be size_t.  Do you know if making that
> change fixes the bug?

Oh boy, what a rats nest.

Just scanning generically I see that net/core/iovec.c:verify_iovec()
has similar issues, it should probably use "long" instead of "int"
because it's trying to prevent the return value being interpreted
as an error code.

So if you fix that and make it return "long" this leads to another
set of problems, even if you fix that TCP bit sys_sendmsg() holds
the total length in an 'int' too.  So more stuff to fix.

I'll try to do the whole audit, but no promises ;)
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