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Re: [patch] xfs: bug widening binary "not" operation

To: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [patch] xfs: bug widening binary "not" operation
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 09:03:14 +1000
Cc: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>, Alex Elder <elder@xxxxxxxxxx>, kernel-janitors@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 10:53:30AM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> The problem here is:
>       ioffset = offset & ~(rounding - 1);
> "offset" and "ioffset" are type xfs_off_t (__s64) and "rounding" is
> unsigned int.  The "offset & ~(rounding - 1)" clears the high 32 bits
> and which is unintentional.
> This is a static checker fix so I'm not sure how much difference this
> makes in real life.

It is a real problem, but one that is masked by the way we do range
flushing right now.

As it is, the static checker missed the:

        rounding = max_t(uint, ....);

The line before the above usage. I posted a patch to fix this this
2 weeks ago here:


But thanks for the independent confirmation of the problem, Dan. ;)


Dave Chinner

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