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From: Nathan Chancellor <>
To: Sven Schnelle <>
Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <>,
	Alexey Gladkov <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] ucounts: add missing data type changes
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2021 19:40:26 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YQn+GomdRCoYc/E8@Ryzen-9-3900X.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 08:28:54AM +0200, Sven Schnelle wrote:
> commit f9c82a4ea89c3 ("Increase size of ucounts to atomic_long_t")
> changed the data type of ucounts/ucounts_max to long, but missed to
> adjust a few other places. This is noticeable on big endian platforms
> from user space because the /proc/sys/user/max_*_names files all
> contain 0.
> Fixes: f9c82a4ea89c ("Increase size of ucounts to atomic_long_t")
> Signed-off-by: Sven Schnelle <>

This patch in -next as commit e43fc41d1f7f ("ucounts: add missing data type
changes") causes Windows Subsystem for Linux to fail to start:

[error 0x8007010b when launching `wsl.exe -d Arch'] Could not access starting
directory "\\wsl$\Arch\home\nathan"

Specifically, it is the change to max_user_watches in
fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c, as the below diff gets me back to working.
Unfortunately, I have no additional information to offer beyond that as WSL's
init is custom and closed source (as far as I am aware) and there are no real
debugging utilities.


diff --git a/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c b/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c
index 55fe7cdea2fb..32178a95c1b3 100644
--- a/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c
+++ b/fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c
@@ -68,9 +68,9 @@ struct ctl_table inotify_table[] = {
                .procname       = "max_user_watches",
                .data           = &init_user_ns.ucount_max[UCOUNT_INOTIFY_WATCHES],
-               .maxlen         = sizeof(long),
+               .maxlen         = sizeof(int),
                .mode           = 0644,
-               .proc_handler   = proc_doulongvec_minmax,
+               .proc_handler   = proc_dointvec_minmax,
                .extra1         = SYSCTL_ZERO,
                .extra2         = SYSCTL_INT_MAX,

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-08-04  2:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-30  6:28 [PATCH v3] ucounts: add missing data type changes Sven Schnelle
2021-07-30 17:52 ` Eric W. Biederman
2021-08-04  2:40 ` Nathan Chancellor [this message]
2021-08-04 19:47   ` Eric W. Biederman
2021-08-04 20:27     ` Nathan Chancellor
2021-08-05 16:48       ` Eric W. Biederman
2021-08-05 19:26         ` Nathan Chancellor
2021-08-06 10:36           ` Naresh Kamboju
2021-08-09 20:43             ` [PATCH v4] " Eric W. Biederman
2021-08-10  9:01               ` Jan Kara

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