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SubjectRe: [PATCH]: exec: avoid propagating PF_NO_SETAFFINITY into userspace child
On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 09:13:29AM -0500, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > A single parent process for all usermode helpers makes so much sense;
> > not doing it is just weird.
> If we're gonna allow userland to play with the parent attributes,
> yeah, that'd make sense. I'm not sure whether that's an interface
> that we'd want to commit to tho? Do we really want to tell userland
> "there will always be a kernel task khelper and if you change that
> one's attributes all processes forked from it will inherit those
> attributes no matter what they are." I think we'd want something more
> specific cause that's a lot of commitment to things that we haven't
> carefully thought about.

It seems like a perfectly fine interface to me. And much preferable to
creating yet another weird interface to manage tasks.

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