Re: [-mm patch] seccomp: don't say it was more or less mandatory

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Tue Mar 15 2005 - 05:11:20 EST

* Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > My point is simply:
> >
> > The help text for an option you need only under very specific
> > circumstances shouldn't sound as if this option was nearly was
> > mandatory.
> I think the sort of sell-your-cycles service which this patch enables is a
> neat idea, and one which is worth supporting, especially as the kernel
> patch is so tiny. So we want as many machines as possible to support it.
> So people don't need a special kernel just to join in.
> Others may disagree, although nobody has.
> And the patch is tiny.

see my earlier counter-arguments in the thread starting at:

end result of the thread: seccomp is completely unnecessary code-bloat
and can be equivalently implemented via ptrace. I cannot believe this
made it into -BK ...

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