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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 0/20] Multiple instances of the process id namespace
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Hubertus Franke <frankeh@watson.ibm.com> writes:

>> From the kernel community at large I am asking:
>> Does the code look generally sane?
>
> Yes, but I have one question for you...
> Large parts of the patch are adding the pspace argument
> to find_task_by_pid() and in many cases that argument is
> current->pspace.
> It might bring down the size of the patch if you
> have
>
> find_task_by_pid( pid ) { return find_task_pidspace_by_pid ( current->pspace,
> pid ); }
>
> and then only deal with the exceptional cases using find_task_pidspace_by_pid
> when the pidspace is different..

That is a possibility. However I want to break some eggs so that the
users are updated appropriately. It is only by a strenuous act of
will that I don't change the type of pid,tgid,pgrp,session.

The size of the changes is much less important than being clear.
So for I want find_task_by_pid to be an absolute interface.


>> Does the use of clone to create a new namespace instance look
>> like the sane approach?
>>
>
> At he surface it looks OK .. how does this work in a multi-threaded
> process which does cloen ( CLONE_NPSPACE ) ?
> We discussed at some point that exec is the right place to do it,
> but what I get is that because this is the container_init task
> we are OK !
> A bit clarification would help here ...

Well the parent doesn't much matter. But the child must have a fresh
start on all the groups of processes. As all other groupings known by
a pid are per pspace, so they can't cross that line.

Eric
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