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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2016-10-14 18:19:05 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2016-10-14 18:19:05 -0700
commitb26b5ef5ec7eab0e1d84c5b281e87b2f2a5e0586 (patch)
tree3fd57787765f05a19b85b384bd2a68cb4f9276d4 /lib
parent87dbe42a16b654e33665756c63e96c0fa73eb003 (diff)
parent2692a71bbd40160165e89d5505c5c28144ec5a42 (diff)
Merge branch 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/viro/vfs
Pull more misc uaccess and vfs updates from Al Viro: "The rest of the stuff from -next (more uaccess work) + assorted fixes" * 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/viro/vfs: score: traps: Add missing include file to fix build error fs/super.c: don't fool lockdep in freeze_super() and thaw_super() paths fs/super.c: fix race between freeze_super() and thaw_super() overlayfs: Fix setting IOP_XATTR flag iov_iter: kernel-doc import_iovec() and rw_copy_check_uvector() blackfin: no access_ok() for __copy_{to,from}_user() arm64: don't zero in __copy_from_user{,_inatomic} arm: don't zero in __copy_from_user_inatomic()/__copy_from_user() arc: don't leak bits of kernel stack into coredump alpha: get rid of tail-zeroing in __copy_user()
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diff --git a/lib/iov_iter.c b/lib/iov_iter.c
index 7312e7784611..f0c7f1481bae 100644
--- a/lib/iov_iter.c
+++ b/lib/iov_iter.c
@@ -1139,6 +1139,28 @@ const void *dup_iter(struct iov_iter *new, struct iov_iter *old, gfp_t flags)
+ * import_iovec() - Copy an array of &struct iovec from userspace
+ * into the kernel, check that it is valid, and initialize a new
+ * &struct iov_iter iterator to access it.
+ *
+ * @type: One of %READ or %WRITE.
+ * @uvector: Pointer to the userspace array.
+ * @nr_segs: Number of elements in userspace array.
+ * @fast_segs: Number of elements in @iov.
+ * @iov: (input and output parameter) Pointer to pointer to (usually small
+ * on-stack) kernel array.
+ * @i: Pointer to iterator that will be initialized on success.
+ *
+ * If the array pointed to by *@iov is large enough to hold all @nr_segs,
+ * then this function places %NULL in *@iov on return. Otherwise, a new
+ * array will be allocated and the result placed in *@iov. This means that
+ * the caller may call kfree() on *@iov regardless of whether the small
+ * on-stack array was used or not (and regardless of whether this function
+ * returns an error or not).
+ *
+ * Return: 0 on success or negative error code on error.
+ */
int import_iovec(int type, const struct iovec __user * uvector,
unsigned nr_segs, unsigned fast_segs,
struct iovec **iov, struct iov_iter *i)