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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sched: share task comm length value to userspace
On 05.09.2011 22:47, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Sep 2011 21:38:01 +0300
> Vladimir Zapolskiy<vz@mleia.com> wrote:
>
>> This change allows to get a defined length of task comm in
>> userspace. For a moment this value is implied at least in two cases:
>> * max length of comm value got from /proc/$pid/stat
>> * max string length argument of prctl(PR_[SG]ET_NAME, ...)
>>
>> For these reasons it becomes desirable to impart task comm max length
>> value to userspace.
>
> I'm sorry but I don't like doing this.
>
> The moment we do this, we never can increase it anymore since userspace
> might be using it for its own uses and we'd break it if we changed
> this value.
Thanks for a comment. Your objections are quite clear, and I don't like
this solution as well, but eventually having that value in userspace is
really desirable. However in assumption that this value is preserved
fixed and won't be changed in reasonable perspective, the presented
approach becomes the most evident and simple.

>
> If we need to export this, we should export it in /proc or /sys
> somewhere as a dynamic value.....
>
Let's do it in a proper way. What's the common practice to export such
limit values? I suppose via /proc/sys/kernel, please correct me, if I'm
wrong.

--
With best wishes,
Vladimir


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