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SubjectRe: [patch 1/2] fork_connector: add a fork connector
The parent information ((ppid,pid) pair) is useful for process group
aggregation while do_exit() hook is needed to save per task
accounting data before the task data is disposed.

Thanks,
- jay


dean gaudet wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Mar 2005, Jay Lan wrote:
>
>
>>The fork_connector is not designed to solve accounting data collection
>>problem.
>>
>>The accounting data collection must be done via a hook from do_exit().
>
>
> by the time do_exit() occurs the parent may have disappeared... you do
> need to record something at fork() time so that you can account to the
> correct ancestor.
>
> an example of where this ancestry is useful would be the summation of all
> cpu time spent by children of apache, spamd, clamd, ...
>
> -dean

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