Re: [git pull] vfs fixes

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sun Mar 23 2014 - 12:37:14 EST

On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 12:16 AM, Al Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Several fixes; first 4 commits are obvious fixes (a couple
> of fdget_pos()-related ones from Eric Biggers, prepend_name() fix, missing
> checks for false negatives from __lookup_mnt() in fs/namei.c)

I'm not seeing the obvious fix in the prepend_name() thing, and I
think it's horrible to *update* the name-len to negative like it now

Why is anybody calling it with a negative buffer length in the first
place? *That* is the bug. Making the buflen become negative just makes
the bug worse, imnsho.

So I'm not pulling this, since the obvious fixes don't all look
obvious to me, and Sedat reports there are problems with it.

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