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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] kselftests/arm64: add PAuth test for whether exec() changes keys
On 07/09/2020 11:27 am, Dave Martin wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 03, 2020 at 11:20:25AM +0100, Boyan Karatotev wrote:
>> On 02/09/2020 18:00, Dave Martin wrote:
>>> On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 02:16:05PM +0100, Boyan Karatotev wrote:
>>>> +int exec_sign_all(struct signatures *signed_vals, size_t val)
>>>> +{
>>> Could popen(3) be used here?
>>> Fork-and-exec is notoriously fiddly, so it's preferable to use a library
>>> function to do it where applicable.I would love to, but the worker needs a bidirectional channel and popen
>> only gives a unidirectional stream.
> Ah, fair point.
> Would it help if you created an additional pipe before calling popen()?
> May not be worth it, though. For one thing, wiring that extra pipe to
> stdin or stdout in the child process would require some extra work...
Well, I probably could, but I doubt the result would be any better. I
agree that I'm not sure the effort is worth it and would rather keep it
the same.

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