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Re: [PATCH][BZ #12723] Fix pathconf and fpathconf on Linux
On 03/01/2013 03:13 PM, Siddhesh Poyarekar wrote:
On 1 March 2013 19:38, Florian Weimer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I think both the patch and the original code are wrong because Linux does
not guarantee atomic delivery beyond PAGE_SIZE (at least that's how I read
the code). So pathconf(_PC_PIPE_BUF) should return PAGE_SIZE
F_SETPIPE_SZ increases the amount of data which can ideally be written
without blocking, but not the size of atomically delivered chunks.
I had thought that too, but the pipe_write code seems to be synced
with a mutex_lock() on the inode, which is why I figured that the
writes may be atomic.
pipe_wait() is called from within the loop and drops the mutex temporarily.
Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team