Patchwork ext4: simple_strtol returns signed.

login
register
mail settings
Submitter roel kluin
Date Oct. 21, 2008, 2 a.m.
Message ID <48FD37D0.6030509@gmail.com>
Download mbox | patch
Permalink /patch/5134/
State New
Headers show

Comments

roel kluin - Oct. 21, 2008, 2 a.m.
simple_strtol returns signed, but a negative return values is lost when stored
in an unsigned. As suggested use simple_strtoul() instead. 

Signed-off-by: Roel Kluin <roel.kluin@gmail.com>
---
Since p is dereferenced with the unsigned long return of simple_strtoul, I think
p should be a pointer to an unsigned long, am I wrong?

--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-ext4" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Patch

diff --git a/fs/ext4/super.c b/fs/ext4/super.c
index 9b2b2bc..0ab6cb4 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/super.c
@@ -3514,18 +3514,15 @@  static int ext4_ui_proc_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
 static ssize_t ext4_ui_proc_write(struct file *file, const char __user *buf,
 			       size_t cnt, loff_t *ppos)
 {
-	unsigned int *p = PDE(file->f_path.dentry->d_inode)->data;
+	unsigned long *p = PDE(file->f_path.dentry->d_inode)->data;
 	char str[32];
-	unsigned long value;
 
 	if (cnt >= sizeof(str))
 		return -EINVAL;
 	if (copy_from_user(str, buf, cnt))
 		return -EFAULT;
-	value = simple_strtol(str, NULL, 0);
-	if (value < 0)
-		return -ERANGE;
-	*p = value;
+
+	*p = simple_strtoul(str, NULL, 0);
 	return cnt;
 }