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authorTobias Klauser <>2020-09-04 16:35:49 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2020-09-05 12:14:29 -0700
commitb0daa2c73f3a8ab9183a9d298495b583b6c1bd19 (patch)
parentfff1662cc423be00c5a7dffc6cf2332161c882d6 (diff)
fork: adjust sysctl_max_threads definition to match prototype
Commit 32927393dc1c ("sysctl: pass kernel pointers to ->proc_handler") changed ctl_table.proc_handler to take a kernel pointer. Adjust the definition of sysctl_max_threads to match its prototype in linux/sysctl.h which fixes the following sparse error/warning: kernel/fork.c:3050:47: warning: incorrect type in argument 3 (different address spaces) kernel/fork.c:3050:47: expected void * kernel/fork.c:3050:47: got void [noderef] __user *buffer kernel/fork.c:3036:5: error: symbol 'sysctl_max_threads' redeclared with different type (incompatible argument 3 (different address spaces)): kernel/fork.c:3036:5: int extern [addressable] [signed] [toplevel] sysctl_max_threads( ... ) kernel/fork.c: note: in included file (through include/linux/key.h, include/linux/cred.h, include/linux/sched/signal.h, include/linux/sched/cputime.h): include/linux/sysctl.h:242:5: note: previously declared as: include/linux/sysctl.h:242:5: int extern [addressable] [signed] [toplevel] sysctl_max_threads( ... ) Fixes: 32927393dc1c ("sysctl: pass kernel pointers to ->proc_handler") Signed-off-by: Tobias Klauser <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <> Cc: Al Viro <> Link: Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index 4d32190861bd..49677d668de4 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -3014,7 +3014,7 @@ int unshare_files(struct files_struct **displaced)
int sysctl_max_threads(struct ctl_table *table, int write,
- void __user *buffer, size_t *lenp, loff_t *ppos)
+ void *buffer, size_t *lenp, loff_t *ppos)
struct ctl_table t;
int ret;