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Date:   Fri, 1 May 2020 14:19:03 -0700
From:   Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
To:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
Cc:     Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] exec: open code copy_string_kernel

On Fri,  1 May 2020 12:41:05 +0200 Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de> wrote:

> Currently copy_string_kernel is just a wrapper around copy_strings that
> simplifies the calling conventions and uses set_fs to allow passing a
> kernel pointer.  But due to the fact the we only need to handle a single
> kernel argument pointer, the logic can be sigificantly simplified while
> getting rid of the set_fs.
> 

I don't get why this is better?  copy_strings() is still there and
won't be going away - what's wrong with simply reusing it in this
fashion?

I guess set_fs() is a bit hacky, but there's the benefit of not having
to maintain two largely similar bits of code?

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