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From: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@gmail.com>
To: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>,
	Andrey Vagin <avagin@openvz.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@virtuozzo.com>,
	Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>,
	Yang Shi <yang.shi@linux.alibaba.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] prctl: Deprecate non PR_SET_MM_MAP operations
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2018 22:51:56 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180405195156.GN15783@uranus.lan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180405185650.GR6312@dhcp22.suse.cz>

On Thu, Apr 05, 2018 at 08:56:50PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Thu 05-04-18 21:26:51, Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:
> > An ability to manipulate mm_struct fields was introduced in
> > sake of CRIU in first place. Later we provide more suitable
> > and safe operation PR_SET_MM_MAP where all fields to be modifed
> > are passed in one structure which allows us to make more detailed
> > verification.
> 
> I hope this will serve as a memento for future single-user APIs
> proposals. The whole thing was a bad idea since the beginning.

It wasn't a bad idea at all, kernel evolves with time and the
first version of the api served as it should (actually a number
of things get involved like user-namespaces, mm reworks and
such things). So no, it wasn't bad. Rather to make it more
suitable we provided a second version of the api.

> > Still old interface remains present for compatibility reason
> > though CRIU itself already switched to PR_SET_MM_MAP on its
> > own long ago.
> > 
> > Googling didn't reveal some other users of this operation
> > so I think it should be safe to remove this interface.
> > 
> > v2:
> >  - Improve warning message
> >  - Drop redundant args check
> > 
> > CC: Andrey Vagin <avagin@openvz.org>
> > CC: Andrew Morton <akpm@linuxfoundation.org>
> > CC: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@virtuozzo.com>
> > CC: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
> > CC: Yang Shi <yang.shi@linux.alibaba.com>
> > CC: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@gmail.com>
> 
> Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> 
> and fingers crossed that we haven't grown other users outside of CRIU
> which is quite bound to specific kernels AFAIK.

Surely.

  reply	other threads:[~2018-04-05 19:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-05 18:26 Cyrill Gorcunov
2018-04-05 18:56 ` Michal Hocko
2018-04-05 19:51   ` Cyrill Gorcunov [this message]
2018-04-05 18:59 ` Yang Shi
2018-04-18 22:28 ` Andrew Morton
2018-04-18 22:42   ` Cyrill Gorcunov
2018-04-20  2:38 ` [v2] " Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-04-20  7:02   ` Cyrill Gorcunov
2018-04-20  7:29     ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2018-04-20  8:18       ` Cyrill Gorcunov
2018-04-20 20:37       ` [PATCH] prctl: Don't compile some of prctl functions when CRUI kbuild test robot
2018-04-20 21:00         ` Andrew Morton
2019-04-17 12:23           ` Michal Koutný
2019-04-17 12:38             ` Cyrill Gorcunov
2019-04-17 14:44               ` Michal Koutný
2019-04-17 14:56                 ` Cyrill Gorcunov
2019-04-17 16:56                 ` Cyrill Gorcunov
2018-04-20 21:43       ` kbuild test robot

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