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1 files changed, 1 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/arch/alpha/kernel/ptrace.c b/arch/alpha/kernel/ptrace.c
index 0cd060598f9a..83a781842266 100644
--- a/arch/alpha/kernel/ptrace.c
+++ b/arch/alpha/kernel/ptrace.c
@@ -315,9 +315,7 @@ do_sys_ptrace(long request, long pid, long addr, long data,
/* When I and D space are separate, this will have to be fixed. */
case PTRACE_POKETEXT: /* write the word at location addr. */
case PTRACE_POKEDATA:
- tmp = data;
- copied = access_process_vm(child, addr, &tmp, sizeof(tmp), 1);
- ret = (copied == sizeof(tmp)) ? 0 : -EIO;
+ ret = generic_ptrace_pokedata(child, addr, data);
break;
case PTRACE_POKEUSR: /* write the specified register */