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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/5] pidfd: verify task is alive when printing fdinfo
On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 06:24:09PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 10/16, Christian Brauner wrote:
> >
> > +static inline bool task_alive(struct pid *pid, enum pid_type type)
> > +{
> > + return !hlist_empty(&pid->tasks[type]);
> > +}
> So you decided to add a helper ;) OK, but note that its name is very
> confusing and misleading. Even more than pid_alive() we already have.

That's why I chose that name. This is the second time I get bitten by
taking inspiration from prior naming examples. :)

> What does "alive" actually mean? Say, task_alive(pid, PIDTYPE_SID) == F
> after fork(). Then it becomes T if this task does setsid().

Yes, that annoyed me to. If you think about pidfd_open() you have a
similar problem. The question we are asking in pidfd_open() is not
task_alive() but rather was-this-pid-used-as.

> And why task_ if it accepts pid+pid_type? May be pid_has_task() or
> something like this...

Given what I said above that might be a decent name.

> OK, since I can't suggest a better name I won't really argue. Feel free
> to add my reviewed-by to this series.

No, naming is important. Thanks for being picky about that too and I'll
happily resend. :)


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