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Date:	Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:43:48 -0400
From:	Richard Guy Briggs <>
To:	James Morris <>
Cc:	Tetsuo Handa <>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Change task_struct->comm to use RCU.

On 14/03/12, James Morris wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Mar 2014, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> > And the same phrase goes to James Morris...
> > 
> > If you are sure that it is safe to use get_task_comm() from
> > dump_common_audit_data() and you prefer locked version, please pick up below
> > patch via your git tree.
> > 
> > If you are unsure or prefer lockless version, I'll make a lockless version
> > using do_get_task_comm() proposed in this thread.
> If you can't understand whether your patch is correct or not, don't ask me 
> to apply it to my tree.
> If you're unsure, get it reviewed first.

I looked at the calling function tree back a number of steps and didn't
see any other evidence of task locks held, so I'm comfortable with this
patch and would prefer it to either memcpy() or do_get_task_comm(), but
would still like to get an opinion from others.

> - James


Richard Guy Briggs <>
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