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Date:	Fri, 6 Apr 2012 14:28:24 -0600
From:	Jonathan Corbet <>
To:	Andrew Lutomirski <>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <>,
	Will Drewry <>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
	Andy Lutomirski <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v17 01/15] Add PR_{GET,SET}_NO_NEW_PRIVS to prevent
 execve from granting privs

On Fri, 6 Apr 2012 13:01:17 -0700
Andrew Lutomirski <> wrote:

> This has been bugging me for awhile.  Is there any interest in moving
> the manpages into the kernel source tree?  Then there could be a
> general requirement that new APIs get documented when they're written.

Man page (or other documentation) requirements for patch acceptance are a
regular kernel summit feature.  People seem to think it's a good idea, but
actual enforcement of such requirements always seems to be lacking.  Lots
of people have kind of given up trying.  I don't really see that adding
the man pages to the tree would help, but I could be wrong...

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