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From: Roland McGrath <>
To: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] show_task: real_parent
Date: Wed,  9 Jan 2008 12:15:16 -0800 (PST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080109201516.ADAD326F9A8@magilla.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Linus Torvalds's message of  Wednesday, 9 January 2008 08:03:51 -0800 <>

I agree with your points.  I thought about making it display both.
But I didn't want to worry about breaking scripts that parse console
logs or whatever.  Personally I don't think I've ever found the ppid
in that display useful in debugging a ptrace issue.  I don't have any
special opinions about this display.  I just went on a little crusade
to get rid of task_struct.parent uses that aren't specifically for
its ptrace/wait purpose.


      reply	other threads:[~2008-01-09 20:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-09  8:03 [PATCH] show_task: real_parent Roland McGrath
2008-01-09  9:16 ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-09 16:03 ` Linus Torvalds
2008-01-09 20:15   ` Roland McGrath [this message]

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