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From: Ramon de C Valle <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
	Linus Torvalds <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] New PT_GNU_COMPAT segment header extension
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 07:08:30 -0500 (EST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Andrew,

> <I have been poked>
> I saw the patch but it's one of those ones which looks tricky/risky,
> and is in an area with which I'm not sufficiently familiar.  I used
> to
> ask Roland McGrath to help out with this sort of thing, but he
> dematerialised a while back.  Perhaps Linus can give it some thought?
> I'd suggest a resend: you've added useful info in later emails so
> there
> would be benefit to bringing it all together in one place.
> A couple of minor things:
> - The patch will need a Signed-off-by:, as described in
>   Documentation/SubmittingPatches.

Sure. I'm going to resend the patches properly formatted with all
information together.

> - The term "compat" has a well-understood meaning in the kernel: it
>   refers to the support of 32-bit executables under 64-bit kernels.
>   Adding an unrelated PT_GNU_COMPAT muddies this.  Can you think up a
>   different term?

I previously thought about using PT_GNU_LEGACY. Sounds reasonable?


Ramon de C Valle / Red Hat Security Response Team

  reply	other threads:[~2012-02-06 12:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2012-01-09 11:54 ` Ramon de C Valle
2012-02-01 22:13   ` Andrew Morton
2012-02-06 12:08     ` Ramon de C Valle [this message]
     [not found] <>
2012-01-13 13:56 ` Ramon de C Valle
2012-01-13 15:33   ` Ramon de C Valle
2012-01-13 16:03     ` Ramon de C Valle

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