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From: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: mingo@elte.hu, tglx@linutronix.de, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] x86_64 ia32 ptrace vs -ENOSYS
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 16:36:01 -0700 (PDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080319233601.958B426F995@magilla.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Andrew Morton's message of  Wednesday, 19 March 2008 15:17:58 -0700 <20080319151758.29e02848.akpm@linux-foundation.org>

> It is unclear (to me) what are the consequences of this problem?  What
> are the user-visible effects of the fix?

I don't know off hand of something that cares.  (I have a test case, but
it's just contrived for the purpose.)  Something like UML could use this to
approximate PTRACE_SYSEMU when it's not there.  But we would have heard
before now if UML cared about this particular behavior on x86_64.

> IOW: is it a 2.6.25 thing and if so, why?

No hurry.  It's been broken forever (regression vs native 32-bit).
(OTOH, the fixes are quite safe.)


Thanks,
Roland

  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-20  0:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-03-17  4:57 Roland McGrath
2008-03-17  4:59 ` [PATCH 2/2] x86_64 " Roland McGrath
2008-03-19  1:23 ` [PATCH] x86_64 ia32 ptrace vs -ENOSYS sysenter/syscall Roland McGrath
2008-03-19 22:17 ` [PATCH 1/2] x86_64 ia32 ptrace vs -ENOSYS Andrew Morton
2008-03-19 23:36   ` Roland McGrath [this message]
2008-03-21 10:33     ` Ingo Molnar

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