Re: [PATCH v2 resend 0/12] enable writing to /proc/pid/mem

From: Al Viro
Date: Wed Mar 23 2011 - 10:58:57 EST

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 10:43:49AM -0400, Stephen Wilson wrote:
> Hello,
> This is a resend[1] of a patch series that implements safe writes to
> /proc/pid/mem. Such functionality is useful as it gives debuggers a simple and
> efficient mechanism to manipulate a process' address space. Memory can be read
> and written using single calls to pread(2) and pwrite(2) instead of iteratively
> calling into ptrace(2).

It's in local queue already, along with other procfs fixes; I'm going to push
it today, with several more procfs race fixes added.
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