Re: [GIT PULL] usercopy whitelisting for v4.15-rc1

From: Paolo Bonzini
Date: Fri Nov 17 2017 - 12:46:14 EST

On 17/11/2017 18:35, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Honestly, I'm unlikely to pull this at all this merge window, simply
> because I won't have time for it. This merge window is not going to be
> one where I can take a leisurely look at something like this.
> If you can make a smaller pull request that introduces the
> infrastructure, but that _obviously_ cannot actually break anything,
> that would be more likely to be palatable.

As someone that was actually bitten by this stuff, and had a closer look
at the usercopy whitelisting stuff... This one is really fail-fast
(oopses all around if you forget to patch something), and with hardly
any configuration dependency. It's certainly a lot less scary to me
than the GCC plugin stuff.

But I don't want to ruin your Thanksgiving, so if Kees and/or you choose
not to do this pull request---please do pull a subset, even after -rc1.
It's easy enough to drop the final patch that changes whitelisting to
blacklisting, and it'd be one less series bouncing around and touching
files in several subsystems.

My 2 cents,