Re: [Linux-ia64] Re: prctl patch for fpu faults

From: Khalid Aziz <>
Date: 2001-10-11 08:53:26
That sounds interesting. You could use it on init task as David
suggested and set the behavior for all tasks. But how would you
implement it form a user space tool like "prctl". sys_prctl() operates
on the current task only. Are you planning to add another system call?


Jesse Barnes wrote:
> I was thinking of hacking up the 'prctl' tool to take a PID as an
> argument, that way it could set the flags for any task.  It would allow
> an initscript to set init's flags, among other things.  Would such a
> change qualify as a cleaner solution?
> Jesse

Khalid Aziz                              Linux Systems Operation R&D
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Received on Wed Oct 10 15:54:21 2001

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