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Date:   Tue, 5 May 2020 09:52:04 -0700
From:   Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
To:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
Cc:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        Jeremy Kerr <jk@...abs.org>, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>,
        "Eric W . Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>,
        "the arch/x86 maintainers" <x86@...nel.org>,
        linuxppc-dev <linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org>,
        linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: remove set_fs calls from the coredump code v6

On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 3:13 AM Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de> wrote:
>
> this series gets rid of playing with the address limit in the exec and
> coredump code.  Most of this was fairly trivial, the biggest changes are
> those to the spufs coredump code.

Ack, nice, and looks good.

The only part I dislike is how we have that 'struct compat_siginfo' on
the stack, which is a huge waste (most of it is the nasty padding to
128 bytes).

But that's not new, I only reacted to it because the code moved a bit.
We cleaned up the regular siginfo to not have the padding in the
kernel (and by "we" I mean "Eric Biederman did it after some prodding
as part of his siginfo cleanups" - see commit 4ce5f9c9e754 "signal:
Use a smaller struct siginfo in the kernel"),  and I wonder if we
could do something similar with that compat thing.

128 bytes of wasted kernel stack isn't the end of the world, but it's
sad when the *actual* data is only 32 bytes or so.

                Linus

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