Re: "Exception at ..." with 2.1.9 and 2.1.10 kernels

Alan Cox (
Sun, 17 Nov 1996 23:58:35 +0000 (GMT)

> Sorry, I'm still not buying that. Getname comes from linux/fs/namei.c. In

Thats a pity cos he's right and you are wrong.

> the code, it says that it is copying from user-space to kernel-space for
> "efficiency." Exactly how is this a user problem? User code doesn't know
> about kernel space.

User code passed a garbage pointer to the kernel. The kernel didnt like that
and returned -EFAULT. The exception tracking is just debug stuff while this
bit of 2.1.x is polished up.