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SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/7] mm: kill vma flag VM_EXECUTABLE
On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 10:13:24PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 03/31, Konstantin Khlebnikov wrote:
> >
> > comment from v2.6.25-6245-g925d1c4 ("procfs task exe symlink"),
> > where all this stuff was introduced:
> >
> > > ...
> > > This avoids pinning the mounted filesystem.
> >
> > So, this logic is hooked into every file mmap/unmmap and vma split/merge just to
> > fix some hypothetical pinning fs from umounting by mm which already unmapped all
> > its executable files, but still alive. Does anyone know any real world example?
> This is the question to Matt.

This is where I got the scenario:

-Matt Helsley

PS: I seem to keep coming back to this so I hope folks don't mind if I leave
some more references to make (re)searching this topic easier:

Thread with Cyrill Gorcunov discussing c/r of symlink:

Thread with Oleg Nesterov re: cleanups:

Thread with Alexey Dobriyan re: cleanups:

mainline commit 925d1c401fa6cfd0df5d2e37da8981494ccdec07
Date: Tue Apr 29 01:01:36 2008 -0700

procfs task exe symlink

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