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Date:   Fri, 8 May 2020 22:33:51 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>, Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com>,
        Greg Ungerer <gerg@...ux-m68k.org>,
        Rob Landley <rob@...dley.net>,
        Bernd Edlinger <bernd.edlinger@...mail.de>,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, Al Viro <viro@...IV.linux.org.uk>,
        Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/6] exec: Set the point of no return sooner

On Fri, May 08, 2020 at 01:48:13PM -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> 
> Make the code more robust by marking the point of no return sooner.
> This ensures that future code changes don't need to worry about how
> they return errors if they are past this point.
> 
> This results in no actual change in behavior as __do_execve_file does
> not force SIGSEGV when there is a pending fatal signal pending past
> the point of no return.  Further the only error returns from de_thread
> and exec_mmap that can occur result in fatal signals being pending.
> 
> Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>

Yes, thank you. I'm a fan; this makes the comment above the function a
bit easier to understand, since the very first thing is to set the
point_of_no_return. :)

Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>

-- 
Kees Cook

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