[PATCH 1/4] ptrace: temporary revert the recent ptrace/jobctl rework
davej at redhat.com
Mon Jun 20 16:44:24 UTC 2011
On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 12:16:34PM -0400, Kyle McMartin wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 06:07:44PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> > Temporary revert the following patches to keep utrace/utrace-ptrace working:
> > <huge list of patches here>
> > This obviously reverts some user-visible fixes, but the fixed problems
> > are very old and minor, they were never reported. In the long term we
> > need another solution.
> Dude, that's just not acceptable, that's way too much offset to deal with
> against upstream, especially since it's looking like uprobes will get
> merged in 3.1... (at least, a lot of the comments seem to have been
> well-addressed on linux-mm.)
I have still yet to see a justification why we want to continue carrying utrace
in Fedora at all. And "We want it in RHEL" isn't a good enough answer.
It's been FIVE years that we carried that thing without it getting upstream.
What benefit is there in continuing to carry this thing at all ?
Utrace has been an absolute disaster from a merging standpoint.
Even Xen didn't take this long to get upstream.
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