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SubjectRe: /proc/[number] special entries
Hi Matt,

On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 15:31:24 +1000, Matthew Hindle
<luminary@penguinmail.com> wrote:
> I was wondering if anybody could help me with a hint or two...
>
> I'm trying to add a sub-directory to each /proc/[number] directory
> (where [number] is a process id). I think that I need to get a
> proc_dir_entry* so that I can call:
>
> proc_mkdir("mysubdir", (struct proc_dir_entry *) parent);
>
> However, I can't work out how to get a reference to the proc_dir_entry*
> I need. I can find the other entries in the proc directory (such as bus,
> cpuinfo. misc, net...) by doing something like this:
>
> struct proc_dir_entry * dp;
> dp = &proc_root;
> dp = dp->subdir;
> while (dp != NULL) {
> printk("er... found: %s\n",dp->name);
> dp = dp->next;
> }
>
> However, the only entries that don't show up are the [number] entries.
> Assistance please!

The PID entries in /proc are special cases: see proc_root_readdir().
I'm guessing though that you'll want to take a look at the struct
pid_entry stuff in fs/proc/base.c, it's all there.


Cheers,
Buddy

> Please CC: any replies to <luminary@penguinmail.com>.
>
> Kind regards,
> Matt Hindle.
>
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