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SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/8] ptrace: arch_ptrace -ENOSYS return
On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 02:50:01PM +0100, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Mar 2008, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > > Wouldn't it be nicer to just let "arch_ptrace()" return a flag saying
> > > whether it handled things or not?
> >
> > It would certainly be nicer. I would prefer:
> >
> > extern int arch_ptrace(struct task_struct *child, long request,
> > long addr, long data, long *retval);
> >
> > where it returns an error code or it returns 0 and *retval is the value
> > or it returns 1 and it didn't do anything.
> >
> > So this ugliness seemed like a better bet than waiting for 20 more
> > arch sign-offs before any of it could go in. You are certainly in a
> > position to just change the generic signature and make every arch do
> > the update (or fix your typos if you just tweak them all blind), and
> > let them grumble. I did not presume to do so.
>
> What about adding a CONFIG_ARCH_HAS_PTRACE2, which is set by the archs
> which are converted. For those which are not you add a fallback
> implementation:

HAVE_PTRACE2 or at least following the HAVE_* semnatic.
And then do:

config HAVE_PTRACE2
def_bool n

In some common file.
Then arch files can do:
config X86
...
+ select HAVE_PTRACE2

Sam


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