Commit:     098284020c47c1212d211e39ae2b41c21182e056
Parent:     a1cdd4a64f6ce15a1e81759ef99eed3a91f9acbe
Author:     Davide Libenzi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
AuthorDate: Thu Jul 26 10:41:07 2007 -0700
Committer:  Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
CommitDate: Thu Jul 26 11:35:17 2007 -0700

    make timerfd return a u64 and fix the __put_user
    Davi fixed a missing cast in the __put_user(), that was making timerfd
    return a single byte instead of the full value.
    Talking with Michael about the timerfd man page, we think it'd be better to
    use a u64 for the returned value, to align it with the eventfd
    This is an ABI change.  The timerfd code is new in 2.6.22 and if we merge 
    into 2.6.23 then we should also merge it into 2.6.22.x.  That will leave a 
    early 2.6.22 kernels out in the wild which might misbehave when a future
    timerfd-enabled glibc is run on them.
    mtk says: The difference would be that read() will only return 4 bytes, 
    the application will expect 8.  If the application is checking the size of
    returned value, as it should, then it will be able to detect the problem (it
    could even be sophisticated enough to know that if this is a 4-byte return,
    then it is running on an old 2.6.22 kernel).  If the application is not
    checking the return from read(), then its 8-byte buffer will not be filled 
    the contents of the last 4 bytes will be undefined, so the u64 value as a
    whole will be junk.
    Signed-off-by: Davide Libenzi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
    Cc: Michael Kerrisk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
    Cc: Davi Arnaut <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
    Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 fs/timerfd.c |    6 +++---
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/timerfd.c b/fs/timerfd.c
index af9eca5..61983f3 100644
--- a/fs/timerfd.c
+++ b/fs/timerfd.c
@@ -95,7 +95,7 @@ static ssize_t timerfd_read(struct file *file, char __user 
*buf, size_t count,
        struct timerfd_ctx *ctx = file->private_data;
        ssize_t res;
-       u32 ticks = 0;
+       u64 ticks = 0;
        DECLARE_WAITQUEUE(wait, current);
        if (count < sizeof(ticks))
@@ -130,7 +130,7 @@ static ssize_t timerfd_read(struct file *file, char __user 
*buf, size_t count,
                         * callback to avoid DoS attacks specifying a very
                         * short timer period.
-                       ticks = (u32)
+                       ticks = (u64)
@@ -140,7 +140,7 @@ static ssize_t timerfd_read(struct file *file, char __user 
*buf, size_t count,
        if (ticks)
-               res = put_user(ticks, buf) ? -EFAULT: sizeof(ticks);
+               res = put_user(ticks, (u64 __user *) buf) ? -EFAULT: 
        return res;
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