|| ||Linus Torvalds <torvalds-AT-linux-foundation.org> |
|| ||Roland McGrath <roland-AT-redhat.com> |
|| ||Re: [PATCH 2/2] x86-64: seccomp: fix 32/64 syscall hole |
|| ||Sat, 28 Feb 2009 09:23:36 -0800 (PST)|
|| ||Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-linux-foundation.org>, x86-AT-kernel.org,
|| ||Article, Thread
On Fri, 27 Feb 2009, Roland McGrath wrote:
> I don't know any other arch well enough to be sure that TIF_32BIT isn't the
> wrong test there too. I'd like to leave that worry to the arch maintainers.
Agreed - it may be that others will want to not use TIF_32BIT too. It
really does make much more sense to have it as a thread-local status flag
than as an atomic (and thus expensive to modify) thread-flag, not just on
But I think other architectures will find it easier to see what's going on
if the code is straightforward and they can just fix their
'is_compat_task()' function. And:
> But here is the patch you asked for.
Yes, this looks much more straightforward.
And I guess the seccomp interaction means that this is potentially a
2.6.29 thing. Not that I know whether anybody actually _uses_ seccomp. It
does seem to be enabled in at least Fedora kernels, but it might not be
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