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SubjectRe: [patch 1/2] fork_connector: add a fork connector
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On Wed, 2005-03-30 at 20:25 +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Paul Jackson <pj@engr.sgi.com> wrote:
> >
> > So I suppose if fork_connector were not used to collect <parent pid,
> > child pid> information for accounting, then someone would have to make
> > the case that there were enough other uses, of sufficient value, to add
> > fork_connector. We have to be a bit careful, in the kernel, to avoid
> > adding mechanisms until we have the immediate use in hand. If we don't
> > do this, then the kernel ends up looking like the Gargoyles on a
> > Renaissance church - burdened with overly ornate features serving no
> > earthly purpose.
>
> I agree completely. In fact the whole drivers/connector directory
> looks pretty suspect. Are there any in-kernel users of it at all?

There is the Enhanced Linux System Accounting project
http://elsa.sourceforge.net

Guillaume

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