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SubjectRe: [patch 1/4] fs, proc: Introduce /proc/<pid>/task/<tid>/children entry v8
On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 03:53:03PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:20:37 +0400
> Cyrill Gorcunov <> wrote:
> > When we do checkpoint of a task we need to know the list of children
> > the task, has but there is no easy and fast way to generate reverse
> > parent->children chain from arbitrary <pid> (while a parent pid is
> > provided in "PPid" field of /proc/<pid>/status).
> >
> > So instead of walking over all pids in the system (creating one big process
> > tree in memory, just to figure out which children a task has) -- we add
> > explicit /proc/<pid>/task/<tid>/children entry, because the kernel already has
> > this kind of information but it is not yet exported.
> >
> > This is a first level children, not the whole process tree.
> Is there a reason for not putting this new code inside
> CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTART? If so, please changelog that.

I don't know if someone might need it as well, so I've asked in one of
previous iterations if this file is to be under CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTART.
So, sure, I'll wrap it this way.

> We could add
> /* #ifdef CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTART (reasoning goes here) */
> so that if we should decide to pull all this code out again, a grep
> will flag this code for consideration.


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