RE: [PATCH] ptrace RSE bug

From: Shaohua Li <>
Date: 2007-10-25 10:38:01
On Thu, 2007-10-25 at 07:38 +0800, Luck, Tony wrote:
> > Thanks. So Tony, how do think about the IA64 part of the patch?
> Having to use ia64_peek() and ia64_poke() to copy the RBS 8 bytes
> at a time looks a bit ugly ... but this isn't in the performance
> path (unless you are running your whole application under strace(1)!)
> so it probably isn't an issue.  If it turns out to be, then an
> incremental fix on top of this would be the way to go.

> So I'm ok with the ia64 parts ... which leaves the open issue
> of the generic part (moving the spin_unlock_irq() after the
> set_current_state(TASK_TRACED)) ... which (if I follow this
> thread correctly) is still an open issue, right?
Right. Roland, can you help on this? I remember you said you know how to
fix it, I'm not familar on this.

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