[RFC][v7][PATCH 0/9] Implement clone2() system call

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Thu Sep 24 15:21:03 PDT 2009

On Friday 25 September 2009, Oren Laadan wrote:
> In this form, you place a constraints on where userspace may
> place the {parent,child}_tid variable, and require that this
> particular clone_struct remain valid memory in the parent until
> the child terminates.  This may break existing programs that
> use this (threads libraries ?)

No existing program uses sys_clone2, and the kernel function
may well differ from the user space calling conventions, which
are not bound by the six-argument limitation.

So a clone2 library call could set up the structure with the
arguments to the real syscall, call into the kernel and
copy the output data back into the pointers it was given by
the user.

	Arnd <><

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