Re: [PATCH] ptrace RSE bug

From: Petr Tesarik <>
Date: 2007-11-14 18:53:06
Roland McGrath wrote:
> What's arch_ptrace_resume about?  
> I thought we were agreed on the plan using TIF_RESTORE_RSE.

No, after further discussion we came to the conclusion that introducing
the bit actually saves us only a couple of user-to-kernel/kernel-to-user
copies in do_exit(), but it complicates the kernel exit path, so it's
not really worth it. Shaohua didn't call it arch_ptrace_resume(), but he
added an argument to arch_ptrace_stop(). I was already testing a
different variant of that patch and I'm sorry if it caused confusion. :(

Is there any other advantage in introducing TIF_RESTORE_RSE than saving
some unneeded data copying?

Petr Tesarik

> Thanks,
> Roland

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