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Date:   Sat, 29 Aug 2020 11:24:06 +0200
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
To:     Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>, Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>,
        the arch/x86 maintainers <x86@...nel.org>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-arch <linux-arch@...r.kernel.org>,
        linuxppc-dev <linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 05/10] lkdtm: disable set_fs-based tests for
 !CONFIG_SET_FS

On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 11:06:28AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de> wrote:
> >
> > Once we can't manipulate the address limit, we also can't test what
> > happens when the manipulation is abused.
> 
> Just remove these tests entirely.
> 
> Once set_fs() doesn't exist on x86, the tests no longer make any sense
> what-so-ever, because test coverage will be basically zero.
> 
> So don't make the code uglier just to maintain a fiction that
> something is tested when it isn't really.

Sure fine with me unless Kees screams.

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