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Date:   Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:48:48 +0200
From:   Eric Dumazet <>
To:     Ke Li <>
Cc:     netdev <>,
        David Miller <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,,
        Ji Li <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net v2] net: Properly typecast int values to set sk_max_pacing_rate

On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 8:42 AM Ke Li <> wrote:
> In setsockopt(SO_MAX_PACING_RATE) on 64bit systems, sk_max_pacing_rate,
> after extended from 'u32' to 'unsigned long', takes unintentionally
> hiked value whenever assigned from an 'int' value with MSB=1, due to
> binary sign extension in promoting s32 to u64, e.g. 0x80000000 becomes
> 0xFFFFFFFF80000000.
> Thus inflated sk_max_pacing_rate causes subsequent getsockopt to return
> ~0U unexpectedly. It may also result in increased pacing rate.
> Fix by explicitly casting the 'int' value to 'unsigned int' before
> assigning it to sk_max_pacing_rate, for zero extension to happen.
> Fixes: 76a9ebe811fb ("net: extend sk_pacing_rate to unsigned long")
> Signed-off-by: Ji Li <>
> Signed-off-by: Ke Li <>
> Cc: Eric Dumazet <>
> ---
> v2: wrap the line in net/core/filter.c to less than 80 chars.

SGTM (the other version was also fine, the 80 chars rule has been
relaxed/changed to 100 recently)

Reviewed-by: Eric Dumazet <>

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