Re: [stable] [PATCH] Fix 'flush_old_exec()/setup_new_exec()' split

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Feb 04 2010 - 14:12:58 EST

On Thu, 4 Feb 2010, Sven Joachim wrote:
> It seems they are all there, but on my system with 64-bit kernel and
> 32-bit userland, still panics in the way noticed by Ben.

Ok. Greg - please skip these patches from stable for now. I'll try to
figure out what's up.

Sven/Ben: is /sbin/init (or wherever debian puts it) a regular ELF file?
Shared libraries? Anything at all special about it? I wonder why it seems
to have issues, when other 32-bit programs don't.

Of course, it's entirely possible that other Debian 32-bit programs do
not, but I haven't heard about problems with (for example) firefox from
people who run 64-bit distros but with a 32-bit browser (which at least
used to be very common due to the whole flash plugin issue). So I wonder
if there is soemthing special about init.

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