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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/6] seccomp: Implement constant action bitmaps
On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 3:15 AM Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> wrote:
> I was trying to be helpful: you hadn't seen the RFC, and it was missing
> the emulator piece, which I wanted to be small, so I put got it out the
> door today. I didn't want you to think you needed to port the larger
> emulator over, for example.

There's no architecture-dependent code in the emulator. It just has to
iterate through all the arch numbers. So I don't know what you are
referring to by "port ... over".
The logic is simple. If the emulator determines the filter must be an
allow for a given arch / syscall pair, then it is "cached by bitmap".

> I'm open to ideas, but I want to have a non-optional performance
> improvement as the first step. :)

How about "performance improvement by default"? It's not like most end
users / distros would turn off something that's enabled by default
when they upgrade to a new kernel.

YiFei Zhu

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