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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] Fix the binary ipc and uts namespace sysctls.
    On Sun, Nov 26, 2006 at 09:59:26PM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
    >
    > The binary interface to the namespace sysctls was never implemented
    > resulting in some really weird things if you attempted to use
    > sys_sysctl to read your hostname for example.
    >
    > This patch series simples the code a little and implements the binary
    > sysctl interface.
    >
    > In testing this patch series I discovered that our 32bit compatibility
    > for the binary sysctl interface is imperfect. In particular
    > KERN_SHMMAX and KERN_SMMALL are size_t sized quantities and are
    > returned as 8 bytes on to 32bit binaries using a x86_64 kernel.
    > However this has existing for a long time so it is not a new
    > regression with the namespace work.
    >
    > Gads the whole sysctl thing needs work before it stops being easy
    > to shoot yourself in the foot.
    >
    > Looking forward a little bit we need a better way to handle sysctls
    > and namespaces as our current technique will not work for the network
    > namespace. I think something based on the current overlapping sysctl
    > trees will work but the proc side needs to be redone before we can
    > use it.

    the linux banner needs some attention too, when I get
    around, I'll send a patch for that ...

    best,
    Herbert

    > Eric
    >
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