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Date:	Mon, 24 May 2010 21:29:34 -0400
From:	Mike Frysinger <vapier.adi@...il.com>
To:	Roland McGrath <roland@...hat.com>
Cc:	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>, linux-sh@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>,
	Paul Mundt <lethal@...ux-sh.org>,
	uclinux-dist-devel@...ckfin.uclinux.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [Uclinux-dist-devel] [PATCH -mm 1/1] ptrace: PTRACE_GETFDPIC: fix 
	the unsafe usage of child->mm

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 19:42, Roland McGrath wrote:
>> You mean, pass it to arch_ptrace() ?
>>
>> grep, grep, grep. I guess I understand you. We have more unsafe code
>> like this in arch/*/kernel/ptrace.c. Of course, it can be fixed without
>> doing get_task_mm() in sys_ptrace(), but perhaps it would be more clean
>> to do what you suggest.
>>
>> Roland, what do you think?
>
> The mm pointer is only used by these uncommon ptrace operations that exist
> only in certain unusual arch's (and they're all ill-advised old arch ptrace
> ABI additions, at that).

are you suggesting the FDPIC additions are ill-advised as well ?
curious how you would have implemented this if that's the case ...
-mike
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