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From: (Miklos Szeredi)
Subject: [PATCH] proc_file_read fix for 2.5.68
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 15:32:00 +0200 (MEST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

This fixes a problem with method 0 of proc_file_read (when the whole
file is copied to the page).  The calculation of the final bytecount
is wrong, and hence smaller then page size reads will give a truncated
file.  2.4.20 is OK in this respect.


--- linux-2.5.68/fs/proc/generic.c~	2003-03-05 04:29:55.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-2.5.68/fs/proc/generic.c	2003-04-25 15:00:02.000000000 +0200
@@ -136,11 +136,11 @@
 				       "proc_file_read: Apparent buffer overflow!\n");
 				n = PAGE_SIZE;
-			if (n > count)
-				n = count;
 			n -= *ppos;
 			if (n <= 0)
+			if (n > count)
+				n = count;
 			start = page + *ppos;
 		} else if (start < page) {
 			if (n > PAGE_SIZE) {

                 reply	other threads:[~2003-04-25 13:20 UTC|newest]

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