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SubjectRe: [PATCH] proc: move the adding option Ngid to the end of proc/PID/status
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Tejun Heo wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:13:15AM +0800, Wang Xiaoming wrote:
> > Move debugging has been done and the following Kernel issue
> > was found with a number of applications.
> > Take a look at: (even though the comments are for Weibo.browser
> > they also pertain to other apps that use Libsecuritysdk-x.x.x.so
> >
> > In kernel(3.14) is a little different than before
> > it will generate /proc/PID/status in this way:
> > Name: a.weibo.browser
> > State: T (stopped)
> > Tgid: 8487
> > Ngid: 0 ---- add in kernel after (3.11 maybe)
>
> Well, that's kinda hilarious and I don't know. 3.11 is way back and
> what if there are others depending on the current ordering? Both
> situations kinda suck so what's the point of changing?

It was demonstrated that Ngid addition as line 4 breaks apps,
but your "what if" remains "what if".

I'd say Ngid should be moved to the end and every new field
must be added to the end from now on, people can't parse
simple file correctly, let's not create problems for them.


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