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SubjectRe: [PATCH -next] fs: Fix memory leaks in do_renameat2() error paths
Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk> writes:

> On 10/30/20 4:22 PM, Al Viro wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 02:33:11PM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
>>> On 10/30/20 12:49 PM, Al Viro wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 12:46:26PM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> See other reply, it's being posted soon, just haven't gotten there yet
>>>>> and it wasn't ready.
>>>>>
>>>>> It's a prep patch so we can call do_renameat2 and pass in a filename
>>>>> instead. The intent is not to have any functional changes in that prep
>>>>> patch. But once we can pass in filenames instead of user pointers, it's
>>>>> usable from io_uring.
>>>>
>>>> You do realize that pathname resolution is *NOT* offloadable to helper
>>>> threads, I hope...
>>>
>>> How so? If we have all the necessary context assigned, what's preventing
>>> it from working?
>>
>> Semantics of /proc/self/..., for starters (and things like /proc/mounts, etc.
>> *do* pass through that, /dev/stdin included)
>
> Don't we just need ->thread_pid for that to work?

Are you proposing changing the pid of a kernel thread to get that?

Currently it is an invariant in the kernel that pids do not change.

Eric

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