Section: LINUX (9)
Updated: August 2005
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access_ok - Checks if a user space pointer is valid
access_ok (type, addr, size);
- Type of access: VERIFY_READ or VERIFY_WRITE. Note that VERIFY_WRITE is a superset of VERIFY_READ - if it is safe to write to a block, it is always safe to read from it.
User space pointer to start of block to check
Size of block to check
User context only. This function may sleep.
Checks if a pointer to a block of memory in user space is valid.
Returns true (nonzero) if the memory block may be valid, false (zero) if it is definitely invalid.
Note that, depending on architecture, this function probably just checks that the pointer is in the user space range - after calling this function, memory access functions may still return -EFAULT.
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Time: 00:30:14 GMT, August 30, 2005