Re: [PATCH] staging: Disable lustre file system for MIPS, SH, and XTENSA

From: Peng Tao
Date: Tue Sep 10 2013 - 22:26:25 EST

On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 01:14:11AM +0800, Peng Tao wrote:
>> The problem is access_process_vm() is not exported since certain
>> version of kernel including the latest. According to Christoph in the
>> other mail, access_process_vm() is also a core mm function that is not
>> supposed to be exported. Then what kind of change shall we make in
>> order to keep current functionality?
> You should remove the higher level functionality, kernel modules are
> not supposed to look at userspace environment variables.
OK. I've looked at the specific case that Lustre uses
access_process_vm() to get the jobid environment variable and package
it into the RPC requests to server. However, it turns out that in the
latest Lustre server code, the jobid in a request is not used
anywhere. So it looks like we can just get rid of it.

Andreas, could you please confirm this? Is the jobid an obsolete
parameter that can be abandoned? Or is there plan to use it somehow in
the future?

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