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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] shm: Fix the filename of hugetlb sysv shared memory
    On Fri, 08 Jun 2007 17:43:34 -0600 (Eric W. Biederman) wrote:

    > Some user space tools need to identify SYSV shared memory when
    > examining /proc/<pid>/maps. To do so they look for a block device
    > with major zero, a dentry named SYSV<sysv key>, and having the minor of
    > the internal sysv shared memory kernel mount.
    > To help these tools and to make it easier for people just browsing
    > /proc/<pid>/maps this patch modifies hugetlb sysv shared memory to
    > use the SYSV<key> dentry naming convention.
    > User space tools will still have to be aware that hugetlb sysv
    > shared memory lives on a different internal kernel mount and so
    > has a different block device minor number from the rest of sysv
    > shared memory.

    I assume this fix is preferred over Badari's? If so, why?

    From: Badari Pulavarty <>

    shmid used to be stored as inode# for shared memory segments. Some of
    the proc-ps tools use this from /proc/pid/maps. Recent cleanups
    to newseg() changed it. This patch sets inode number back to shared
    memory id to fix breakage.

    Signed-off-by: Badari Pulavarty <>
    Cc: "Albert Cahalan" <>
    Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
    Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>

    ipc/shm.c | 5 +++++
    1 files changed, 5 insertions(+)

    diff -puN ipc/shm.c~restore-shmid-as-inode-to-fix-proc-pid-maps-abi-breakage ipc/shm.c
    --- a/ipc/shm.c~restore-shmid-as-inode-to-fix-proc-pid-maps-abi-breakage
    +++ a/ipc/shm.c
    @@ -397,6 +397,11 @@ static int newseg (struct ipc_namespace
    shp->shm_nattch = 0;
    shp->id = shm_buildid(ns, id, shp->shm_perm.seq);
    shp->shm_file = file;
    + /*
    + * shmid gets reported as "inode#" in /proc/pid/maps.
    + * proc-ps tools use this. Changing this will break them.
    + */
    + file->f_dentry->d_inode->i_ino = shp->id;

    ns->shm_tot += numpages;
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