|From:||Linus Torvalds <torvalds-AT-linux-foundation.org>|
|To:||"Frank Ch. Eigler" <fche-AT-redhat.com>|
|Subject:||Re: linux-next: add utrace tree|
|Date:||Mon, 25 Jan 2010 09:36:13 -0800 (PST)|
|Cc:||Kyle Moffett <kyle-AT-moffetthome.net>, tytso-AT-mit.edu, Ingo Molnar <mingo-AT-elte.hu>, Oleg Nesterov <oleg-AT-redhat.com>, Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-linux-foundation.org>, Stephen Rothwell <sfr-AT-canb.auug.org.au>, Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra-AT-chello.nl>, Peter Zijlstra <peterz-AT-infradead.org>, Fr??d??ric Weisbecker <fweisbec-AT-gmail.com>, LKML <linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org>, Steven Rostedt <rostedt-AT-goodmis.org>, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme-AT-redhat.com>, linux-next-AT-vger.kernel.org, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa-AT-zytor.com>, utrace-devel-AT-redhat.com, Thomas Gleixner <tglx-AT-linutronix.de>|
On Mon, 25 Jan 2010, Frank Ch. Eigler wrote: > > Earlier, you said that you haven't followed utrace "at all". Upon > what real information do you infer that it has been over-designed? Upon the information that people are talking about magic new kernel interfaces to do fancy things. And talking about doing things with it that are simply not relevant for ptrace/strace. In fact, in this very thread I've been informed that there are no user interfaces to utrace at all, which to me says that it's been TOTALLY MISDESIGNED FROM THE VERY START, and has nothing to do with making ptrace work for strace/gdb at the same time. In other words, I may not have followed utrace development, but I sure as hell can read. And everything I read about it just makes me less inclined to want to merge it. The people who argue "for" it are actually screwing themselves by arguing for all the wrong things, and making me convinced I don't want to touch it with a ten-foot pole. If somebody were to argue that "this is a simple series of patches to clean up ptrace and make it possible to strace a debugged process", then that would have been different. That's not what you or others have been doing. You've been pushing exactly the _reverse_ of that, namely how great it is for some random totally new features that I'm convinced aren't even used by a lot of people. So give me a populist argument that makes sense for tons of actual users, not some f*cking "here's a cool infrastructure that developers can do random crazy out-of-tree crap with". Because I'm not interested in crazy developers. Linus
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