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    SubjectRe: [Patch03/05]- Containers: Initialization and Configfs interface
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    On Tue, 2006-09-19 at 11:38 -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
    > On Thu, 14 Sep 2006 18:41:26 PDT, Rohit Seth said:
    >
    > > --- linux-2.6.18-rc6-mm2.org/kernel/container_configfs.c 1969-12-31 16:00:00.000000000 -0800
    > > +++ linux-2.6.18-rc6-mm2.ctn/kernel/container_configfs.c 2006-09-14 16:18:45.000000000 -0700
    >
    > > +static ssize_t simple_containerfs_attr_show(struct config_item *item,
    > > + struct configfs_attribute *attr,
    > > + char *page)
    > ...
    > > + switch (ctfs_attr->idx) {
    > > + case CONFIGFS_CTN_ATTR_ID:
    > > + tmp = sc->ctn.id;
    > > + break;
    > ...
    > > + return sprintf(page, "%ld\n", tmp);
    >
    > What use is this value, given that we already have containers/user_friendly_name
    > to use in the filesystem namespace? Or is this a mostly-debugging thing?

    I think ids (numeric numbers) will be useful when printing the
    information in /proc/<pid>/container User land tools don't necessarily
    have to parse the (name) string in that case.

    -rohit

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