[PATCH 1/4] ptrace: temporary revert the recent ptrace/jobctl rework

Oleg Nesterov oleg at redhat.com
Mon Jun 20 16:45:00 UTC 2011

On 06/20, 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,

Yes, this reverts 20 patches. But they only touch the ptrace/stop paths,
there won't be more changes in this area until 3.1.

> especially since it's looking like uprobes will get
> merged in 3.1...

Probably yes.

In any case, this series should be dropped when fedora switches to 3.1.
I'll try to do something more "clever" for 3.1 if utrace is still needed.
Until then we need something for systemtap...


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