Re: [PATCH v2] fs: make d_path-like functions all have unsigned size

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue Jul 27 2021 - 09:31:47 EST

On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 02:14:37PM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 02:56:53PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > And my mistake from earlier, size_t is the same as unsigned int, not
> > unsigned long.
> No.
> include/linux/types.h:typedef __kernel_size_t size_t;
> include/uapi/asm-generic/posix_types.h:
> #ifndef __kernel_size_t
> #if __BITS_PER_LONG != 64
> typedef unsigned int __kernel_size_t;
> #else
> typedef __kernel_ulong_t __kernel_size_t;
> #endif
> #endif
> size_t is an unsigned long on 64-bit, unless otherwise defined by the
> arch.

ugh, ok, so there really is a problem, as we have a size_t value being
passed in as an int, and then it could be treated as a negative value
for some fun pointer math to copy buffers around.

How is this not causing problems now already? Are we just getting


greg k-h