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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix 'flush_old_exec()/setup_new_exec()' split
    On Wed, 2010-02-03 at 21:39 -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >
    > On Thu, 4 Feb 2010, Ben Hutchings wrote:
    > >
    > > I'm using Debian i386 (i.e. 32-bit userland) with a 64-bit kernel.
    > > After applying commit 221af7f to Debian's kernel source (approximately
    > > equivalent to 2.6.32.7), the kernel fails to exec init. After commit
    > > 7ab02af it can exec init but that immediately segfaults:
    >
    > It sounds like you have picked individual commits.

    Yes - I'm one of the kernel package maintainers and we're sticking with
    2.6.32-stable.

    > But you don't mention commit 05d43ed8a, which is also a required part of
    > the series.
    >
    > So you _should_ have a combination of
    > - 221af7f87 ("Split 'flush_old_exec' into two functions")
    > - 05d43ed8a ("x86: get rid of the insane TIF_ABI_PENDING bit")
    > - 7ab02af42 ("Fix 'flush_old_exec()/setup_new_exec()' split")
    >
    > (and there are also additional sparc/ppc versions of that TIF_ABI_PENDING
    > bit removal, but they shouldn't matter on your system)

    Thanks. If all the necessary patches are all in the stable queue then
    we can pick them from there.

    Ben.

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    Ben Hutchings
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