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From: Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@ubuntu.com>
To: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: linux-s390 <linux-s390@vger.kernel.org>,
	Will Drewry <wad@chromium.org>, Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	Parisc List <linux-parisc@vger.kernel.org>,
	X86 ML <x86@kernel.org>,
	linux-um@lists.infradead.org, Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	linux-arm-kernel <linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] seccomp: remove unused arg from secure_computing()
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 08:19:51 +0200
Message-ID: <20190924061950.cu6aosio57pz4r3m@wittgenstein> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190923193446.GL15355@zn.tnic>

On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 09:34:46PM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:41:59AM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 2:49 AM Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 03:19:09PM +0200, Christian Brauner wrote:
> > > > While touching seccomp code I realized that the struct seccomp_data
> > > > argument to secure_computing() seems to be unused by all current
> > > > callers. So let's remove it unless there is some subtlety I missed.
> > > > Note, I only tested this on x86.
> > >
> > > What was amluto thinking in
> > >
> > > 2f275de5d1ed ("seccomp: Add a seccomp_data parameter secure_computing()")
> > 
> > IIRC there was a period of time in which x86 used secure_computing()
> > for normal syscalls, and it was a good deal faster to have the arch
> > code supply seccomp_data.  x86 no longer works like this, and syscalls
> > aren't fast anymore ayway :(
> 
> Uhuh, thanks Andy.
> 
> Christian, pls add that piece of history to the commit message.

Yip, will do. Thanks!

Christian

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Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-20 13:19 Christian Brauner
2019-09-23  9:49 ` Borislav Petkov
2019-09-23 18:41   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-09-23 19:34     ` Borislav Petkov
2019-09-23 23:51       ` Kees Cook
2019-09-24  6:19       ` Christian Brauner [this message]
2019-09-24  6:30     ` Christian Brauner
2019-09-24  6:44 ` [PATCH v1] seccomp: simplify secure_computing() Christian Brauner
2019-09-24  9:51   ` Borislav Petkov
2019-09-24 17:11   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-10-10 21:53   ` Kees Cook
2019-10-11  9:45     ` Christian Brauner

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