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SubjectRe: [PATCH] root-hopping for pre-2.3.41-3
Horst von Brand wrote:
> 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.


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