On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 05:14:42PM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
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> One interesting problem that arises from this is in xfs_format.h:
> /* On-disk XFS extended attribute names */
> #define SGI_ACL_FILE (char *)"SGI_ACL_FILE"
> #define SGI_ACL_DEFAULT (char *)"SGI_ACL_DEFAULT"
> #define SGI_ACL_FILE_SIZE (sizeof(SGI_ACL_FILE)-1)
> #define SGI_ACL_DEFAULT_SIZE (sizeof(SGI_ACL_DEFAULT)-1)
> (aside: why is it unsigned in the kernel but not here?)
Because otherwise xfsprogs throws compile warnings all over the
place about pasing unsigned char * to strn*() functions.
And, IIRC, if we make the char * in the kernel, then they throw
compile warnings for passing char * to const unsigned char *
The kernel fs code (all of it, not just XFS) is an utter mess of
unsigned/signed char used for names and strings - don't ever try
turning on warn-unsigned when you build the kernel....
> Anyway: that "sizeof" gives us 7, because it's getting the
> size of the pointer, not the string literal. Cool eh!
> Never mattered in the kernel, because the _SIZE macros aren't
Yeah, that's a bug ;)