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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 2/2] signal: add procfd_signal() syscall
On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 01:02:06PM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io> writes:
>
> > On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 07:59:24AM -0800, Daniel Colascione wrote:
> >> You never addressed my comment on the previous patch about your use of
> >
> > Sorry, that thread exploded so quickly that I might have missed it.
> >
> >> private_data here. Why can't you use the struct pid reference that's
> >> already in the inode?
> >
> > If that's what people prefer we can probably use that. There was
> > precedent for stashing away such data in fs/proc/base.c already for
> > various other things including user namespaces and struct mm so I
> > followed this model. A prior version of my patch (I didn't send out) did
> > retrive the inode via proc_pid() in .open() took an additional reference
> > via get_pid() and dropped it in .release(). Do we prefer that?
>
> If you are using proc/<pid>/ directories as your file descriptors, you
> don't need to add an open or a release method at all. The existing file
> descriptors hold a reference to the inode which holds a reference the
> the struct pid.
>
> The only time you need to get a reference is when you need a task
> and kill_pid_info already performs that work for you.

Oh, I see what you and Andy are saying now. Sweet, that means we can
trim down the patch even more. Less code, less headache.

Thanks!

>
> So using proc_pid is all you need to do to get the pid from the existing
> file descriptors.
>
> Eric
>

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