Re: [PATCH] fix sun partition overflow over 1T

From: Alan Cox
Date: Fri Aug 04 2006 - 12:34:59 EST

Ar Gwe, 2006-08-04 am 11:22 -0500, ysgrifennodd Eric Sandeen:
> Although sun partition labels aren't supposed to support > 1T, apparently
> linux partition editors will allow up to 2T. This can cause problems
> in the kernel when these larger partitions are read, due to a signed
> int container.
> num_sectors in the sun_disklabel struct is marked as __u32 in 2.4, and
> as __be32 in 2.6. However, this is assigned to a signed int in
> sun_partition():
> int num_sectors;
> st_sector = be32_to_cpu(p->start_cylinder) * spc;
> num_sectors = be32_to_cpu(p->num_sectors);
> Changing num_sectors to an unsigned int avoids this problem.

> Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <esandeen@xxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxx>

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