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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/3] livepatch: Introduce force sysfs attribute
On Thu 2017-08-10 12:48:12, Miroslav Benes wrote:
> Currently, livepatch gradually migrate the system from an unpatched to a
> patched state (or vice versa). Each task drops its TIF_PATCH_PENDING
> itself when crossing the kernel/user space boundary or it is cleared
> using the stack checking approach. If there is a task which sleeps on a
> patched function, the whole transition can get stuck indefinitely.
> Now there is a sysfs attribute called "force", which provides two
> functionalities, "signal" and "force" (previously "unmark"). I haven't
> managed to come up with better names. Proposals are welcome. On the
> other hand I do not mind it much.

What about calling the attribute?


In each case, I would make it more clear that the attribute
is related to the transition attribute of each patch.

Best Regards,

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