Re: [PATCH 0/2] finx argv_split() vs sysctl race

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Sat Mar 16 2013 - 16:56:41 EST

> Perhaps rcu can be better, although a global rwsem looks simpler,
> I dunno.

It's a general problem with lots of sysctls.
> But argv_split() or its usage should be changed anyway, and GFP_KERNEL
> won't work under rcu_read_lock().

rcu strings has a helper function to copy the string for sleepy cases.

> To me 1/2 looks as a simplification anyway, but I won't argue if we
> decide to add rcu/locking and avoid this patch.

Ok I'll revisit. I think the problem last time was that the rcu strings
needed a kernel_text_address() function that worked on all


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