Re: [PATCH] Introduce ActivePid: in /proc/self/status (v2, wasVpid:)

From: Greg Kurz
Date: Thu Jun 23 2011 - 09:43:43 EST

On Wed, 2011-06-22 at 17:39 -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> I was suggesting implement rt_sigqueueinfo_fd as a proc file instead.
> Getting a file descriptor api one way or another for delivering signals
> sounds nice in principle. I don't know if it is useful enough to
> justify the cost of implementing and supporting it.

That's my concern: it will take some time to work it out and push it. In
comparison, ActivePid: has no support overhead and is enough for
userland code to relate pids betwen parent and child namespaces.
Mitigating the race with pids is cool but it is another topic IMHO.


Gregory Kurz gkurz@xxxxxxxxxx
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