Re: [PATCH 2/2] mm: adds NOSIGBUS extension for out-of-band shmem read

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Jun 03 2021 - 15:12:50 EST

On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 12:07 PM Hugh Dickins <hughd@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> But the point that we've arrived at, that I'm actually now fairly
> happy with, is do *not* permit MAP_NOSIGBUS on MAP_SHARED mappings.

Yeah, if that's sufficient, then that original patch should just work as-is.

But there was some reason why people didn't like that patch
originally, and I think it was literally about how it only worked on
private mappings (the "we don't have a flag for it in the vm_flags"
part was just a small detail.

I guess that objection ended up changing over time.