Re: [PATCH] mm/mincore: allow for making sys_mincore() privileged
From: Michael Ellerman
Date: Mon Jan 07 2019 - 05:11:15 EST
Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 3:16 PM Linus Torvalds
> <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> It goes back to forever, it looks like. I can't find a reason.
> mincore() was originally added in 2.3.52pre3, it looks like. Around
> 2000 or so. But sadly before the BK history.
Yeah, it's here in the commit titled "Import 2.3.52pre3" (takes a second
or two to load):
But no further detail.
(Instructions for using that tree https://github.com/mpe/linux-fullhistory/wiki)