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SubjectRe: linux/fs/open.c:sys_open() & filename zero copy patch
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> we currently do getname() to copy the pathname from user-space to
> kernel-space. Is this necessary?

Yes. At the moment anyway. Your name reading routines can now sleep paging
in user data. The originals do not. I can believe its possible to avoid
getname but the overhead and extra races to avoid might not make it useful.


Alan


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