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    SubjectRe: Who changed /proc/<pid>/ in 2.6.0-test5-bk9?

    On 1 Oct 2003, Albert Cahalan wrote:
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    > It certainly seems to me that the intent of /proc/self is
    > to point to a "process", which is a tgid in kernel terms.

    My argument against that is that it actually loses information. Now there
    is no way to easily look up the current thread stuff.

    If /proc/self points to a thread, it's easy to look up the process with a
    "/proc/self/../..".

    So in that sense it's a bad interface to point to the process, not the
    thread.

    > I think there is something clearly defective about having
    > the /proc/self link point to a hidden directory.

    It's not hidden. It would just point to the real thread directory..

    Linus

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