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

Kyle McMartin kmcmartin at redhat.com
Mon Jun 20 17:55:13 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 06:52:34PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> We only deviate from the upstream kernel to fix bugs, backport features 
> or add code that has a clear path to upstream. We do not deviate from 
> the upstream kernel to revert a bunch of upstream fixes in order to add 
> a feature that's been there for half a decade and still isn't upstream, 
> especially when there's been approximately zero user demand for it to 
> appear in Fedora. That's a practical attitude, not a hostile or 
> apathetic one.

To be fair to all parties, we have been consistently allowing systemtap
to be labelled as a Fedora feature, and to drop support for it would be
a regression from that point of view. I don't really have an objection
to utrace per se, as it is low impact, just the idea of reverting a
bunch of inconvenient code to do it.


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