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SubjectRe: inotify and /proc/<pid>
On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 10:56:27PM -0500, Joseph Pingenot wrote:
> >From Al Viro on Tuesday, 31 July, 2007:
> >On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 10:40:59PM -0500, Joseph Pingenot wrote:
> >> I'm trying to implement pwait. It blocks until a specified PID exits,
> >> and then it exits.
> >er... ptrace(2)?
>
> Should work for most common usage scenarios, although will suspect that it
> won't for for processes owned by another user (at least, I hope
> it wouldn't).
>
> What is dangerous about inotify on a proc file?

Playing with the lifetime rules, for starters...
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