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author | paul.szabo@sydney.edu.au <paul.szabo@sydney.edu.au> | 2013-01-20 11:02:10 +1100 |
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committer | Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@intel.com> | 2013-01-24 22:22:22 +0800 |

commit | ed84825b785ceb932af7dd5aa08614801721320b (patch) | |

tree | b3f704912b4d1496c8317c04bb86c817c4e1afcd /fs | |

parent | 10ee27a06cc8eb57f83342a8eabcb75deb872d52 (diff) | |

download | linux-stericsson-ed84825b785ceb932af7dd5aa08614801721320b.tar.gz |

Negative (setpoint-dirty) in bdi_position_ratio()

In bdi_position_ratio(), get difference (setpoint-dirty) right even when
negative. Both setpoint and dirty are unsigned long, the difference was
zero-padded thus wrongly sign-extended to s64. This issue affects all
32-bit architectures, does not affect 64-bit architectures where long
and s64 are equivalent.
In this function, dirty is between freerun and limit, the pseudo-float x
is between [-1,1], expected to be negative about half the time. With
zero-padding, instead of a small negative x we obtained a large positive
one so bdi_position_ratio() returned garbage.
Casting the difference to s64 also prevents overflow with left-shift;
though normally these numbers are small and I never observed a 32-bit
overflow there.
(This patch does not solve the PAE OOM issue.)
Paul Szabo psz@maths.usyd.edu.au http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/psz/
School of Mathematics and Statistics University of Sydney Australia
Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Reported-by: Paul Szabo <psz@maths.usyd.edu.au>
Reference: http://bugs.debian.org/695182
Signed-off-by: Paul Szabo <psz@maths.usyd.edu.au>
Signed-off-by: Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@intel.com>

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