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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCHSET] mremap/mmap mess
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On Wed, 2009-12-09 at 13:24 +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> > That is, IIRC the problem is that you need to have the argc/env in place
> > for the binfmt engine thing, and need to have ran the binfmt engine
> > thing before you know the personality.
> >
> > As to your idea, if that were feasible we could do without the copy and
> > simply steal the pages directly from the old mm.
>
> *raised brows*
> Old mm may bloody well be still shared, so I'd be vary of trying that -
> there's a lot of nasty surprises we could get on that way.

Good point, but I think we might be able to do the copy from old to new
in flush_old_exec() if we can get the binfmt things to pass the right
address along (or set it in the brpm struct). It looks like it has clue
about personality at that point.



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