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SubjectRe: [PATCH v15 1/3] /proc/pid/status: Add support for architecture specific output
On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 4:01 PM Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:32:48 +0800 Aubrey Li <aubrey.li@linux.intel.com> wrote:
>
> > The architecture specific information of the running processes could
> > be useful to the userland. Add support to examine process architecture
> > specific information externally.
>
> The implementation looks just fine to me. Have you had any feedback on
> the overall desirability of adding this feature?

I think I've been the most outspoken, and my not-all-that-strong
opinion is that I don't really like it. /proc/PID/status is already a
bit of a mess, and I don't think we really want it to be a mess that
is different on different architectures. Hence my suggestion of
/proc/PID/x86_status instead. Or we could do /proc/PID/arch_status, I
suppose, and make sure that everything in it is namespaced. (We could
easily end up with a situation where status fields from more than one
architecture are present. Think i386 + x86_64. Thata's also the case
where qemu userspace emulation is used to run binaries meant for one
architecture on a different architecture's kernel.)

--Andy

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