Re: [PATCH 6/7] mm: kill vma flag VM_EXECUTABLE

From: Oleg Nesterov
Date: Sat Mar 31 2012 - 16:13:45 EST

On 03/31, Konstantin Khlebnikov wrote:
> comment from v2.6.25-6245-g925d1c4 ("procfs task exe symlink"),
> where all this stuff was introduced:
> > ...
> > This avoids pinning the mounted filesystem.
> So, this logic is hooked into every file mmap/unmmap and vma split/merge just to
> fix some hypothetical pinning fs from umounting by mm which already unmapped all
> its executable files, but still alive. Does anyone know any real world example?

This is the question to Matt.

> keep mm->exe_file alive till final mmput().

Please see the recent discussion,

(just in case, the patch itself was deadly wrong, don't look at it ;)

> --- a/include/linux/mm_types.h
> +++ b/include/linux/mm_types.h
> @@ -378,7 +378,6 @@ struct mm_struct {
> /* store ref to file /proc/<pid>/exe symlink points to */
> struct file *exe_file;
> - unsigned long num_exe_file_vmas;

Add Cyrill. This conflicts with
c-r-prctl-add-ability-to-set-new-mm_struct-exe_file.patch in -mm.


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