Re: [PATCH] fs/befs/linuxvfs.c: need signed cast for variable 'block'

From: Al Viro
Date: Sat Nov 02 2013 - 12:28:22 EST

On Sat, Nov 02, 2013 at 08:44:46AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:

> > Oh, for me, it is not suitable to move a file system sub-directory to
> > "drivers/*/" sub-directory. And I can not find any sub-directory like
> > 'staging' under "fs" sub-directory, either.
> >
> > Do we have any sub-directory like "staging" in "fs" sub-directory? if
> > no, do we have to create it or have to use another ways instead of?
> Just move the filesystem to drivers/staging/befs.

Actually, having read through that code... It's not too scary; r/w
support would've been much more hairy, but this is just r/o. We
probably don't need to move that sucker at all.

As for befs_get_block(), I'd suggest
* taking the range checks for block number into its ->bmap()
(just check against the file size and return 0 if it doesn't fit)
* turning the check for create != 0 into BUG_ON(create)
* making the befs_fblock2brun() failure quiet - the sucker
will complain itself, just return that -EFBIG and be done with that.
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