Re: [PATCH] Fix nasty 32-bit overflow bug in buffer i/o code.
From: Anton Altaparmakov
Date: Mon Sep 22 2014 - 11:30:07 EST
On 22 Sep 2014, at 16:18, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 5:53 PM, Anton Altaparmakov <aia21@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> This patch fixes this issue by type casting "index" to sector_t before
>> doing the left shift.
> Ugh. Does the simpler patch to just pass in "block" work as well?
That doesn't work because nothing rounds down "block" to the first block in the page and init_page_buffers() requires "block" to be the first block in the page.
The shift right followed by shift left achieves the "rounding down" required.
You could do "block & ~(sector_t)(size - 1)" instead of "(sector_t)index << sizebits" if you prefer but not sure that is an improvement!
Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at cam.ac.uk> (replace at with @)
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