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Date:	Sat, 14 May 2016 15:21:31 -0700
From:	Linus Torvalds <>
To:	Willy Tarreau <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,
	Eric Dumazet <>,
	Network Development List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] nf_conntrack: avoid kernel pointer value leak in slab name

On Sat, May 14, 2016 at 2:33 PM, Willy Tarreau <> wrote:
> Why simply not cast the atomic to (unsigned long long) instead of (u64)
> so that %llu always matches ?

Yes, that fixes the problem. It's just more typing, and annoying. The
fact that MS got it right while posix and gcc screwed it up is a bit

If we ever start using __uint128_t, we'll have even more problems in
this area. Oh well.


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