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Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 16:57:49 -0800
From: Kees Cook <>
To: Stephen Rothwell <>
Cc:, Will Drewry <>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v12 01/13] sk_run_filter: add support for custom load_pointer


On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 4:47 PM, Stephen Rothwell <> wrote:
> Hi Kees,
> On Thu, 1 Mar 2012 15:37:12 -0800 Kees Cook <> wrote:
>> Is it time to pull this into -next so more people can feel it? I brought
>> Andy Lutomirski's patches forward (needed to bump the prctl values), and
>> updated my git tree. If we're ready, here it is in all its request-pull
>> format glory:
>> The following changes since commit 2422c8368337196594265d52cad7316c9404bfcf:
>>   Stephen Rothwell (1):
>>         Add linux-next specific files for 20120301
> OK, not commenting on anything else, but I cannot merge that into
> linux-next because it is based on yesterday's linux-next release and
> linux-next (effectively) rebases every day ...
> Does this work depend on anything in linux-next?  Or could it be just
> based off Linus' tree.  If it depends on other tree(s) merged into
> linux-next, then you should base your tree on those tree(s) as long as
> they never get rebased ...

Unfortunately, yes, it does -- there were both ptrace changes and prctl changes.

And at least the ptrace changes are, IIRC, in -mm, which has no tree.
:P Given that, what's the best thing for me to do for this to be easy
for you to pull?


Kees Cook
ChromeOS Security

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