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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] proc: add "personality" to process status file
    On Sat, 4 Oct 2008 17:42:33 -0700
    Kees Cook <kees.cook@canonical.com> wrote:

    > On Sat, Oct 04, 2008 at 04:42:39PM -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > > On Sat, 4 Oct 2008 15:02:20 -0700
    > > Kees Cook <kees.cook@canonical.com> wrote:
    > > > Nothing else seemed appropriate, but I could make a brand new proc
    > > > file, if that's sensible. "status_private" ?
    > >
    > > how about a file called "personality" that has each set bit as an
    > > ascii version ?
    > > (one per line maybe)
    >
    > Well, it's a one-to-many due to how the personality types are defined,
    > so doing a bitfield-to-ASCII-names conversion wouldn't really work
    > out:
    >
    > PER_SCOSVR3 = 0x0003 | STICKY_TIMEOUTS |
    > WHOLE_SECONDS | SHORT_INODE,
    > PER_OSR5 = 0x0003 | STICKY_TIMEOUTS |
    > WHOLE_SECONDS, ...
    > PER_BSD = 0x0006,
    > PER_SUNOS = 0x0006 | STICKY_TIMEOUTS,
    >
    > But I can certainly just make it a stand-alone file with just the
    > bitfield. Or, I can still do the conversion and ignore PER_OSR5 and
    > PER_SUNOS.

    well.. if "you" as kernel can't really make out what it is, how is poor
    userspace supposed to do it ?



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