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From: Christoph Hellwig <>
To: Pascal Bouchareine <>
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Alexey Dobriyan <>,
	Al Viro <>,
	Jeff Layton <>,
	"J. Bruce Fields" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 2/2] fcntl: introduce F_SET_DESCRIPTION
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:28:01 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 08:54:53PM -0700, Pascal Bouchareine wrote:
> This command attaches a description to a file descriptor for
> troubleshooting purposes. The free string is displayed in the
> process fdinfo file for that fd /proc/pid/fdinfo/fd.
> One intended usage is to allow processes to self-document sockets
> for netstat and friends to report

NAK.  There is no way we're going to bloat a criticial structure like
struct file for some vanity information like this.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-14  5:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-14  3:54 [PATCH v4 0/2] proc,fcntl: " Pascal Bouchareine
2020-08-14  3:54 ` [PATCH v4 1/2] mm: add GFP mask param to strndup_user Pascal Bouchareine
2020-08-14  3:54 ` [PATCH v4 2/2] fcntl: introduce F_SET_DESCRIPTION Pascal Bouchareine
2020-08-14  5:28   ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2020-08-14  5:48     ` Pascal Bouchareine

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