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SubjectRe: Adding members to task_struct without recompling the kernel

On Tue, Sep 12, 2000 at 06:17:48PM -0400, Michael Vines wrote:
> I'm writing a kernel module that needs to keep track of a pointer to some
> custom module information for every task in the system. Basically I want
> to add another member to task_struct but I don't want to have to
> recompile the kernel to do it.
> Unlike "struct file", there doesn't seem to be any private_data pointer in
> task_struct that I could use.

No. There's no way you'd be able to assume that you are the only user
of such a pointer. It's different in the struct file, because there's
a clear ownership of any given filp with a specific filesystem or
device driver.

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