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Re: 3.14-rc2 XFS backtrace because irqs_disabled.

To: Al Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 3.14-rc2 XFS backtrace because irqs_disabled.
From: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:46:48 +0100
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Dave Jones <davej@xxxxxxxxxx>, Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On 02/17, Al Viro wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 05:57:35PM +0100, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> > Looks like, this is all is really nasty. Actually, I think siginfo on
> > stack is not that bad if we are going to do handle_signal() or restart,
> > perhaps we can do the extra kmalloc/memcpy/kfree for do_coredump().
> > Something like below.
> Yecchhhh...  You've just broken every architecture other than x86,

Of course, this is only to explain what I meant.

> and to
> fix them you'll need to massage every get_signal()/get_signal_to_deliver()
> user out there,


> pulling the logics *out* of kernel/signal.c and into arch/*.

Not really, I think. Of course this change should be cleanuped. And it
should not require to change all architectures at once.

> This is just plain wrong.

I agree, this change is also ugly.


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