Re: [PATCH v4 8/9] IPC: message queue copy feature introduced

From: Manfred Spraul
Date: Tue Sep 11 2012 - 11:03:53 EST

On 08/13/2012 02:32 PM, Stanislav Kinsbursky wrote:
This patch is required for checkpoint/restore in userspace.
IOW, c/r requires some way to get all pending IPC messages without deleting
them from the queue (checkpoint can fail and in this case tasks will be resumed,
so queue have to be valid).
To achive this, new operation flag MSG_COPY for sys_msgrcv() system call was
introduced. If this flag was specified, then mtype is interpreted as number of
the message to copy.
If MSG_COPY is set, then kernel will allocate dummy message with passed size,
and then use new copy_msg() helper function to copy desired message (instead of
unlinking it from the queue).

1) Return -ENOSYS if MSG_COPY is specified, but CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTORE is
not set.
I'm not sure, but I think it should be added to Kconfig.


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