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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [RFC] syscalls,x86: Add execveat() system call (v2)
On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM, Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> FWIW, I've just pushed (completely untested) arm and alpha
> parts of what I described into signal.git#execve2; x86 is
> next. Note that after that sys_execve() is identical on
> converted architectures and can be merged; ditto for
> kernel_execve(). After I do x86 counterpart, I'll
> take those guys to fs/exec.c under ifdef for new __ARCH_HAS_...
> (and define it on already converted ones, obviously).
> Then your patch goes there, except that implementation
> gets put into fs/exec.c, under the same ifdef. And with
> current_pt_regs() used instead of the extra argument,
> of course. From that point on it can be used on any converted
> architecture.

OK, that makes sense to me.

What would you need from me, and when? Should I just wait for your
#ifdef-ed sys_execve() in fs/exec.c, and re-spin the patch based on
that?

Is there anything else I can/should do in the meantime to make this
patch acceptable?

Meredydd


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