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Date:   Mon, 21 Sep 2020 06:28:15 +0200
From:   Christoph Hellwig <>
To:     Andy Lutomirski <>
Cc:     Al Viro <>,
        Matthew Wilcox <>,
        Christoph Hellwig <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Jens Axboe <>, Arnd Bergmann <>,
        David Howells <>,
        linux-arm-kernel <>,
        X86 ML <>, LKML <>,
        "open list:MIPS" <>,
        Parisc List <>,
        linuxppc-dev <>,
        linux-s390 <>,
        sparclinux <>,
        linux-block <>,
        Linux SCSI List <>,
        Linux FS Devel <>,
        linux-aio <>,,
        linux-arch <>,
        Linux-MM <>,
        Network Development <>,,
        LSM List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/9] kernel: add a PF_FORCE_COMPAT flag

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 12:14:49PM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> I wonder if this is really quite cast in stone.  We could also have
> FMODE_SHITTY_COMPAT and set that when a file like this is *opened* in
> compat mode.  Then that particular struct file would be read and
> written using the compat data format.  The change would be
> user-visible, but the user that would see it would be very strange
> indeed.
> I don't have a strong opinion as to whether that is better or worse
> than denying io_uring access to these things, but at least it moves
> the special case out of io_uring.

open could have happened through an io_uring thread a well, so I don't
see how this would do anything but move the problem to a different

> --Andy
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