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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] ptrace: make sure do_wait() won't hang after PTRACE_ATTACH
On 02/03, Roland McGrath wrote:
> IMHO this sort of band-aid does not really help the overall situation.
> It takes something that is intricate and fiddly and just fiddles it a
> bit more. Userland will still have to handle older kernels where this
> behavior is not there. If userland does anything that relies on this
> new behavior, then it will have to try somehow to figure out which
> kernel versions have which behavior and adapt, etc.

Absolutely agreed.

As I said, I am not sure this patch makes sense. I only sent it
because I have to react to the bug report.

> When the old behaviors are unhelpful like this, I think it is really
> better to add new mechanisms instead.


Can't resist, let me repeat... imho ptrace is unfixable ;)

OK, please ignore this patch.


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