Re: 2.6.6-mm1

From: Chris Wedgwood
Date: Wed May 12 2004 - 00:12:44 EST

On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 04:44:25AM +0200, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> I'm quite confortable to say that disable_cap_mlock can be dropped
> in 2.8


> by that time a replacement solution will be implemented and
> I don't expect any application learning about the disable_cap_mlock
> name, they really shouldn't, only the bootup procedure of the OS
> will know about it and only the login/su will learn about the future
> replacement.

Agreed. It's hack but it's a simpler hack.

> So I believe the best "hack" is to use the simple disable_cap_mlock
> and to concentrate all the efforts on a more flexible solution
> involving userspace changes.

I quite agree here too. I guess as things stand right now I'll take
either approach IFF it will be yanked in 2.7.x when a better
replacement is available.

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