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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3.19 3/3] x86, mpx: Change the MPX enable/disable API to arch_prctl
On 12/29/2014 04:52 PM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> This has the benefit the it avoids cluttering prctl with more
> arch-specific functionality. The down side is that arch_prctl will
> need to be wired up as a 32-bit syscall to add 32-bit support for
> MPX.

There is existing userspace out there which depends on the existing
prctl() setup. There isn't a _lot_ and it might still be able to be
changed easily, but this isn't a given.

I'll check in with the folks doing the gcc (runtime) part of this next
week and see what they think.


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