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SubjectRe: [stable] [PATCH] Fix 'flush_old_exec()/setup_new_exec()' split
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On 2010-02-04 23:25 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:

> In a Debian initramfs, /init is a script interpreted by /bin/sh.

Yes, I tested without an initramfs though. The crash happens actually
before init is run.

> I've now tested i386 userland on an x86_64 kernel with all the relevant
> patches on top of 2.6.32.7:
>
> fdpic-respect-pt_gnu_stack-exec-protection-markings-when-creating-nommu-stack.patch
> split-flush_old_exec-into-two-functions.patch
> sparc-tif_abi_pending-bit-removal.patch
> x86-get-rid-of-the-insane-tif_abi_pending-bit.patch
> fix-flush_old_exec-setup_new_exec-split.patch
> powerpc-tif_abi_pending-bit-removal.patch
>
> This works perfectly, so far as I can see.

It seems so. The faulty patch is actually the cherry-pick of commit
28f6aeea (net: restore ip source validation), reverting that leads to a
kernel that runs fine. And this has nothing to do with 64-bit vs
32-bit.

Sven


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