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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm/mincore: allow for making sys_mincore() privileged
On Sat, Jan 05, 2019 at 01:54:03PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 12:43 PM Jiri Kosina <jikos@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Who actually _uses_ mincore()? That's probably the best guide to what
> > > we should do. Maybe they open the file read-only even if they are the
> > > owner, and we really should look at file ownership instead.
> >
> > Yeah, well
> >
> > https://codesearch.debian.net/search?q=mincore
> >
> > is a bit too much mess to get some idea quickly I am afraid.

> Anyway, the Debian code search just results in mostly non-present
> stuff. It's sad that google code search is no more. It was great for
> exactly these kinds of questions.

If you select the "Group search results by Debian source package"
option on the search results page it makes it a lot easier to skim
through.

It looks to me like Firefox is expecting mincore() not to fail on
libraries that it has mapped:

https://sources.debian.org/src/firefox-esr/60.4.0esr-1/mozglue/linker/BaseElf.cpp/?hl=98#L98

- Kevin
>
> The mono runtime seems to have some mono_pages_not_faulted() function,
> but I don't know if people use it for file mappings, and I couldn't
> find any interesting users of it.
>
> I didn't find anything that seems to really care, but I gave up after
> a few pages of really boring stuff.
>
> Linus
>
>

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