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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 01/43] ptrace: change signature of sys_ptrace() and friends
On Friday 27 August 2010, Namhyung Kim wrote:
> Since user space API of ptrace syscall defines @addr and @data as void
> pointers, it would be more appropriate to define them as unsigned long
> in kernel. Therefore related functions are changed also.
> Suggested-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
> Signed-off-by: Namhyung Kim <>

Looks good to me. It may be worth mentioning in the changelog that
'unsigned long' is typically used in other places in the kernel
as an opaque data type and that using this helps cleaning up a lot
of warnings from sparse.

Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <>

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