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SubjectRe: algif_hash: splice of data > 2**16
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Am Donnerstag, 18. Dezember 2014, 13:22:20 schrieb leroy christophe:

Hi Christophe,

> Le 18/12/2014 13:15, Stephan Mueller a écrit :
> > Hi Herbert,
> >
> > While testing the vmsplice/splice interface of algif_hash I was made
> > aware of the problem that data blobs larger than 16 pages do not seem to
> > be hashed properly.
> >
> > For testing, a file is mmap()ed and handed to vmsplice / splice. If the
> > file is smaller than 2**16, the interface returns the proper hash.
> > However, when the file is larger, only the first 2**16 bytes seem to be
> > used.
> >
> > When adding printk's to hash_sendpage, I see that this function is
> > invoked exactly 16 times where the first 15 invocations have the
> > MSG_MORE flag set and the last invocation does not have MSG_MORE.
>
> Hi Stephan,
>
> I have already noticed the same issue and proposed a patch, but I never
> got any feedback and it has never been merged, allthought I pinged it a
> few times.
>
> See https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/4/18/276

After testing, this patch does not work for me. The operation still stops
after 16 pages.
>
> Christophe


--
Ciao
Stephan


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