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Date:   Fri, 1 May 2020 22:30:48 +0100
From:   Al Viro <>
To:     Andrew Morton <>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] exec: open code copy_string_kernel

On Fri, May 01, 2020 at 02:19:03PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Fri,  1 May 2020 12:41:05 +0200 Christoph Hellwig <> 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?

Killing set_fs() would be a very good thing...

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