Namespaces exhausted CLONE_XXX bits problem

Serge E. Hallyn serue at
Tue Jan 15 07:08:06 PST 2008

Quoting Pavel Emelyanov (xemul at
> Dave Hansen wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 11:25 +0300, Pavel Emelyanov wrote:
> >> Hmm. I have an idea how to make this w/o a new system call. This might
> >> look wierd, but. Why not stopple the last bit with a CLONE_NEWCLONE and
> >> consider the parent_tidptr/child_tidptr in this case as the pointer to 
> >> an array of extra arguments/flargs?
> > 
> > I guess that does keep us from having to add an _actual_ system call.
> Exactly!

I'll be honest, while it's a really neat idea, in terms of code actually
going into tree I far far prefer a real new syscall.

But it sounds like I'm the only one so I'll just mention it once and
then bite my tongue  :)


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