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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
To: Pascal Bouchareine <kalou@tfz.net>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-api@vger.kernel.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>,
	Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	Jeff Layton <jlayton@poochiereds.net>,
	"J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@fieldses.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 2/2] fcntl: introduce F_SET_DESCRIPTION
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:28:01 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200814052801.GA10141@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200814035453.210716-3-kalou@tfz.net>

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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