Re: [PATCH v5 0/5] mm: introduce memfd_secret system call to create "secret" memory areas

From: Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 - 01:46:38 EST

On Thu, 17 Sep 2020 at 01:20, Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Sep 2020 10:35:34 +0300 Mike Rapoport <rppt@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > This is an implementation of "secret" mappings backed by a file descriptor.
> > I've dropped the boot time reservation patch for now as it is not strictly
> > required for the basic usage and can be easily added later either with or
> > without CMA.
> It seems early days for this, especially as regards reviewer buyin.
> But I'll toss it in there to get it some additional testing.
> A test suite in tools/testging/selftests/ would be helpful, especially
> for arch maintainers.
> I assume that user-facing manpage alterations are planned?

I was just about to write a mail into this thread when I saw this :-).

So far, I don't think I saw a manual page patch. Mike, how about it?



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