[PATCH 0/7] RFC Memory tagging support

Richard Earnshaw Richard.Earnshaw@foss.arm.com
Mon Jun 15 16:53:57 GMT 2020


On 15/06/2020 17:37, Joseph Myers wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Jun 2020, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
> 
>> The fourth patch adds support for the new prctl operations that are
>> being proposed to the linux kernel.  The kernel changes are to a
>> generic header and this patch mirrors that design decision in glibc.
> 
> Are these values in Linus's git tree?  (I think we should generally avoid 
> adding kernel interfaces until they are at least in upstream git.)
> 
>>  manual/install.texi                           |  13 ++
> 
> INSTALL should be regenerated when updating install.texi.  Also, new 
> features such as this should get an entry in NEWS.
> 

This is only an RFC at this point.  Kernel patches are in review.  But
we need to agree on the API before they can be committed, and that can
only happen if we agree on the libc side of it as well.

We can't require the kernel patches be pushed before we even consider
this or we would have deadlock.

R.


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