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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] root-hopping for pre-2.3.41-3
    Horst von Brand wrote:
    >
    > almesber@lrc.di.epfl.ch said:
    > > Horst von Brand wrote:
    > > > I'd say go with the proposal of the fake root/cwd directory for kernel
    > > > threads that don't need access to the filesystem (all of them, I
    > > > guess). Cleanest way out, unless you allow them to live without root/cwd.
    >
    > > I agree with clean. The main problem here is to catch all threads/processes,
    > > including the ones not (yet) in the mainstream kernel and those which people
    > > haven't even written yet. I don't want something that breaks every once in a
    > > while in subtle ways for some silly and apparently unrelated reason.
    >
    > As a (mostly) bystander, I find the idea of kernel internal threads
    > rooted in the filesystem somewhat strange, to be honest. That's why
    > I'd go for getting rid of that "feature".
    >

    Well, the reason for it is for orthogonality in the kernel; avoiding
    special cases. I like the fake root/cwd idea, because it lets us create
    the special case without breaking orthogonality.

    -hpa

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