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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/4] [RFC] Implement Trampoline File Descriptor
On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 08:11:36PM +0200, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 04:39:31PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > * Solar Designer:
> >
> > > While I share my opinion here, I don't mean that to block Madhavan's
> > > work. I'd rather defer to people more knowledgeable in current userland
> > > and ABI issues/limitations and plans on dealing with those, especially
> > > to Florian Weimer. I haven't seen Florian say anything specific for or
> > > against Madhavan's proposal, and I'd like to. (Have I missed that?)
>
> [...]
> > I think it's unnecessary for the libffi use case.
> [...]
>
> > I don't know if kernel support could
> > make sense in this context, but it would be a completely different
> > patch.
>
> Thanks. Are there currently relevant use cases where the proposed
> trampfd would be useful and likely actually made use of by userland -
> e.g., specific userland project developers saying they'd use it, or
> Madhavan intending to develop and contribute userland patches?
>
> Alexander

The trampoline it provides in this version can be implemented completely
in userspace. The kernel part of it is essentially just providing a way
to do text relocations without needing a WX mapping, but the text
relocations would be unnecessary in the first place if the trampoline
was position-independent code.

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