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From: Al Viro <>
Subject: [RFC] what the hell is going on with /proc/self?
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 03:03:36 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

	What is the proc_base_stuff[] nonsense about?  AFAICS, that
went in with no reason whatsoever in
commit 801199ce805a2412bbcd9bfe213092ec656013dd
Author: Eric W. Biederman <>
Date:   Mon Oct 2 02:18:48 2006 -0700

	Rationale is very weak and patch adds considerable complexity
for no good reason.  Besides, it's obfuscated just for the hell of it:
	if (!IS_ERR(result) || PTR_ERR(result) != -ENOENT)
instead of
	if (result != ERR_PTR(-ENOENT))

	Unless there are _real_ plans that would justify that animal,
I'm going to get rid of it in the pending patch series (/proc/self
cleanups, saner dentry retention for non-process parts, etc.).

             reply	other threads:[~2007-10-23  2:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-10-23  2:03 Al Viro [this message]
2007-10-23 20:20 ` Matt Mackall
2007-10-23 20:42   ` Al Viro
2007-10-24  2:57     ` Eric W. Biederman

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