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SubjectRe: [PACTH v1] mm, proc: Implement /proc/<pid>/totmaps
On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 11:39:12AM -0400, Robert Foss wrote:
>
>
> On 2016-08-09 04:17 PM, Robert Foss wrote:
> > > > +static int totmaps_proc_show(struct seq_file *m, void *data)
> > > > +{
> > > > + struct proc_maps_private *priv = m->private;
> > > > + struct mm_struct *mm;
> > > > + struct vm_area_struct *vma;
> > > > + struct mem_size_stats *mss_sum = priv->mss;
> > > > +
> > > > + /* reference to priv->task already taken */
> > > > + /* but need to get the mm here because */
> > > > + /* task could be in the process of exiting */
> > > > + mm = get_task_mm(priv->task);
> > > > + if (!mm || IS_ERR(mm))
> > > > + return -EINVAL;
> > > > +
> > >
> > > That's not how it's done in smaps.
> >
> > Alright, I'll have to look into the difference between this approach and
> > the smaps one.
>
>
> I had a look at show_smaps(), and it's not entirely clear to me what the
> advantage of doing it show_smaps() way.
>
> mm = get_task_mm(priv->task) is needed to iterate through all of the
> mappings. Is there a preferable way of doing that?

In the other part of the mail I stated smaps goes to proc_maps_open
which has:
priv->mm = proc_mem_open(inode, PTRACE_MODE_READ);

This gives you stable access to mm and all needed permission checks.

Then, in the read routine you can just:
if (!atomic_inc_not_zero(&mm->mm_users))
goto thats_it;

See smaps routines or e.g. environ_read.
--
Mateusz Guzik

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