Re: [PATCHSET] ptrace: kill most tracehooks

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Mon Jun 20 2011 - 07:17:09 EST

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 04:50:33PM +0200, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello,
> At this point, tracehooks aren't useful to mainline kernel and mostly
> just add an extra layer of obfuscation. Although they have comments,
> without actual in-kernel users, it is difficult to tell what are their
> assumptions and they're actually trying to achieve. To mainline
> kernel, they just aren't worth keeping around.
> This patchset kills most tracehooks which aren't used from arch codes.
> The remaining ones will be dealt with with future changes.

Thanks, this makes the whole ptrace interaction a lot more sensible and
actually possible to follow.

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