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SubjectRe: [PATCH] prctl: Don't compile some of prctl functions when CRUI
On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 02:23:50PM +0200, Michal Koutný wrote:
> Hi.
>
> I see this discussion somewhat faded away since the previous year.
>
> There was rework [1] that reduced (ab)use of mmap_sem in prctl
> functions.
>
> Actually, there still remains the down_write() in prctl_set_mm.
> I considered at least replacing it with the mm_struct.arg_lock +
> down_read() but then I learnt about this thread intending to remove that
> part completely. I wouldn't oppose if CRIU is the sole (aware) user.
>
> Ad the bot build issue, I could build the kernel both with
> CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTORE and without CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTORE just
> fine after applying the two proposed patches.
>
> What is the current state? Perhaps, this change should be CCed to
> linux-api@vger.kernel.org(?).
>
> [1] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/1523730291-109696-1-git-send-email-yang.shi@linux.alibaba.com/T/

Hi! I've a bit vague memory what we've ended up with, but iirc there was
a problem with brk() syscall or similar. Then I think we left everything
as is. I think there is no much activity in this prctl area now as far
as i know (replying to what is current state).

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