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    SubjectRe: [RFC] ps command race fix
    Another possibility (perhaps a really stupid idea ;) would be to
    snapshot the list of pids on the open, and let the readdir() just
    access that fixed array.

    The kernel/cpuset.c cpuset_tasks_open() routine that displays the
    pids of tasks in a cpuset (the per-cpuset 'tasks' file) does this.

    Then the seek and read and such semantics are nice and stable and
    simple.

    Throw out the snapshot on the last close.

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    Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com> 1.925.600.0401
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