Patchwork [05/12,v2] mm: pass LLONG_MAX to truncate_inode_pages_range

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Submitter Lukas Czerner
Date July 13, 2012, 1:19 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/170889/
State Superseded
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Lukas Czerner - July 13, 2012, 1:19 p.m.
Currently we're passing -1 to truncate_inode_pages_range() which is
actually really confusing since the argument is signed so we do not get
"huge" number as one would expect, but rather just -1. To make things
clearer and easier for truncate_inode_pages_range() just pass LLONG_MAX
since it is actually what was intended anyway.

It also makes thing easier for allowing truncate_inode_pages_range() to
handle non page aligned regions. Moreover letting the lend argument to
be negative might actually hide some bugs.

Signed-off-by: Lukas Czerner <>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <>
 mm/truncate.c |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)


diff --git a/mm/truncate.c b/mm/truncate.c
index 75801ac..77a693e 100644
--- a/mm/truncate.c
+++ b/mm/truncate.c
@@ -310,7 +310,7 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL(truncate_inode_pages_range);
 void truncate_inode_pages(struct address_space *mapping, loff_t lstart)
-	truncate_inode_pages_range(mapping, lstart, (loff_t)-1);
+	truncate_inode_pages_range(mapping, lstart, (loff_t)LLONG_MAX);