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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/5] pid: add pidfd_open()
On Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 05:18:10PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 5:09 PM Al Viro <> wrote:
> >
> > Ugh... Which vfsmount would you have to go with it?
> I'd literally just do a lookup of "/proc" in the current root
> directory in the lookup() function for that special pseudo-dentry.
> If it's not mounted, or not a /proc filesystem, screw it.
> > Except that we never let unattached _directory_ dentries out - if
> > we can't reattach them to the tree, open-by-handle will tell you to
> > take a hike.
> Absolutely. Which is why I said it's _conceptually_ similar to the alias lookup.
> And I suspect we can even use some of the same practical logic, but
> it's definitely not _exactly_ the same. This thing very much involves
> magic hooking into the lookup() function (but we then have to look up
> the alias not for the path we're looking up, but for the _parent_
> we're looking that path up in, which is very different from the normal
> case).
> > It's more than a tiny bit too clever for mine...
> Fair enough. The whole "just do the whole lookup at pidfd creation
> time" is certainly a whole lot simpler.

Even just from a pure maintenance perspective this sounds a better to me.

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