Bug 460285 - evdev.c(EVIOCGBIT): Suspicious buffer size 511
evdev.c(EVIOCGBIT): Suspicious buffer size 511
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-synaptics (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Hutterer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-08-27 07:50 EDT by Zdenek Kabelac
Modified: 2008-09-15 01:55 EDT (History)
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Description Zdenek Kabelac 2008-08-27 07:50:40 EDT
Description of problem:

My kernel doesn't like buffer size of synaptics driver I guess:

evdev.c(EVIOCGBIT): Suspicious buffer size 511, limiting output to 64 bytes. See http://userweb.kernel.org/~dtor/eviocgbit-bug.html

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How reproducible:
boot 2.6.27-rc kernel

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updated driver according to given html page

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Comment 1 Zdenek Kabelac 2008-09-03 09:08:01 EDT
It looks like the problem is no longer visible with package:


I guess this bug might be closed
Comment 2 Peter Hutterer 2008-09-15 01:55:05 EDT
Fixed with the following commit, and part of xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-0.15.0-1 and later.

commit 89b1add387b52ef55f5a8f87603153d27207e2f6
Author: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com>
Date:   Fri Aug 1 22:58:14 2008 +0200

    Fix crash on kernels with extended keymap space

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