Re: [PATCH] fs: Correct SuS compliance for open of large filewithout options
From: Jens Axboe
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 10:34:32 EST
On Thu, Sep 27 2007, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 07:01:18 -0700
> Arjan van de Ven <arjan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 14:29:19 +0100
> > Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > The early LFS work that Linux uses favours EFBIG in various places.
> > > SuSv3 specifically uses EOVERFLOW for this as noted by Michael (Bug
> > > 7253)
> > isn't this an ABI change?
> Its a change of a specific error return from the wrong error to the right
> one, nothing more. Fixing the returned error gives us correct behaviour
> according to the standards and other systems.
It may still break applications. Waving some standard at them if they
complain is unlikely to impress them.
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