Re: linux-next: add utrace tree

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Tue Jan 26 2010 - 08:59:25 EST

On Fri 2010-01-22 08:43:18, Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Jan 2010 10:51:39 +0530, Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli said:
> > FWIW, Oleg's implementation of ptrace over utrace is 100% compatible
> > with legacy ptrace; gdb testsuite indicates that
> > (
> No, that only proves it's compatible enough for gdb to not care. The problem
> is all those *other* packages that abuse ptrace in totally crackhead ways.
> (No, I can't name them - but ptrace is the sort of interface that almost
> encourages its use for things somewhere between crackhead and mad-scientist,
> so they're almost certainly out there.. WAY out there.. :)

strace, subterfugue, ltrace, ...? Plus various homegrown sandboxing tools...

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