Release plans?

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at
Mon Mar 12 18:37:01 UTC 2012

On 2012-03-12, Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk at> wrote:
> On 03/10/2012 11:17 PM, Dmitry V. Levin wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 07:38:27PM +0100, Denys Vlasenko wrote:
>>> On 02/09/2012 05:29 PM, Dmitry V. Levin wrote:
>>>> But I'd like to hear from Denys about PTRACE_SEIZE perspective first.
>>>> We surely won't release PTRACE_SEIZE_DEVEL code enabled by default because
>>>> the kernel API might change.
>>> I'm going to ask kernel people to drop PTRACE_SEIZE_DEVEL.
>> The patch was submitted in February, but current v3.3-rc6-240-gc7b2855
>> still insists on PTRACE_SEIZE_DEVEL.  Is there a prospect to release
>> without PTRACE_SEIZE_DEVEL any time soon, or should we rather leave this
>> experimental code disabled in the next release?
> It's in linux-next git:
> commit fe948360bf475b705c021fc9ba8ee3992c5d0d67
> Author: Denys Vlasenko <vda.linux at>
> Date:   Tue Mar 6 11:25:31 2012 +1100
>      ptrace: remove PTRACE_SEIZE_DEVEL bit
>      PTRACE_SEIZE code is tested and ready for production use, remove the code
>      which requires special bit in data argument to make PTRACE_SEIZE work.
>      Strace team prepares for a new release of strace, and we would like to
>      ship the code which uses PTRACE_SEIZE, preferably after this change goes
>      into released kernel.
>      Signed-off-by: Denys Vlasenko <vda.linux at>
>      Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj at>
>      Acked-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg at>
>      Cc: Pedro Alves <palves at>
>      Cc: Jan Kratochvil <jan.kratochvil at>
>      Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm at>
> Looks like this change will go into linux-3.4

Does this mean that the upcoming release of Strace will require Linux
3.4 or newer?

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