[PATCH 0/5] make *_gate_vma accept mm_struct instead of task_struct II

Stephen Wilson wilsons at start.ca
Fri Mar 11 03:54:14 EST 2011

On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 08:38:09AM -0800, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 08:00:32AM -0800, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 07:31:56PM -0500, Stephen Wilson wrote:
> > > The only architecture this change impacts in any significant way is x86_64.
> > > The principle change on that architecture is to mirror TIF_IA32 via
> > > a new flag in mm_context_t. 
> > 
> > The problem is -- you're adding a likely cache miss on mm_struct for
> > every 32bit compat syscall now, even if they don't need mm_struct
> > currently (and a lot of them do not) Unless there's a very good
> > justification to make up for this performance issue elsewhere
> > (including numbers) this seems like a bad idea.
> Hmm I see you're only setting it on exec time actually on rereading
> the patches. I thought you were changing TS_COMPAT which is in
> the syscall path.
> Never mind.  I have no problems with doing such a change on exec
> time.

OK.  Great!  Does this mean I have your ACK'ed by or reviewed by?

Thanks for taking a look!


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