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From: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
To: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
Cc: akpm@linux-foundation.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk
Subject: Re: [PATCH] proc: restore seekdir("/proc", 256) semantics
Date: Wed, 2 May 2018 21:10:06 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180502191006.a4sizopciou2bfm5@devuan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180423215009.GE9043@avx2>

Hi!

> Long time ago "/proc/self" was an honest symlink and all not-PID entries
> were output before /proc/$PID. To not lose /proc/self in readdir output
> after it became permanently positive dentry it was stuck before /proc/1.
> 
> One side effect of the change was that the code
> 
> 	d = opendir("/proc");
> 	seekdir(d, 256);
> 
> stopped pointing to the first PID for applications that want to skip all
> the crap.
> 
> Later "/proc/thread-self" was added in the same way.
> 
> It looks like ps and top aren't seeking over /proc but are simply
> skipping over so nobody noticed.
> 
> Restore old behaviour, make seekdir(254) point to /proc/self and
> seekdir(255) point to /proc/thread-self.

Is there anyone relying on the old behaviour?

									Pavel
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      parent reply	other threads:[~2018-05-02 19:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-23 21:50 Alexey Dobriyan
2018-05-01 22:23 ` Andrew Morton
2018-05-03 17:13   ` Alexey Dobriyan
2018-05-02 19:10 ` Pavel Machek [this message]

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