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From: Pavel Emelyanov <>
To: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>,
	David Miller <>,
	Linux Netdev List <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Alexey Dobriyan <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Make /proc/net a symlink on /proc/self/net
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008 11:40:02 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Pavel Emelyanov <> writes:
>> Current /proc/net is done with so called "shadows", but current
>> implementation is broken and has little chances to get fixed.
>> The problem is that dentries subtree of /proc/net directory has
>> fancy revalidation rules to make processes living in different
>> net namespaces see different entries in /proc/net subtree, but
>> currently, tasks see in the /proc/net subdir the contents of any
>> other namespace, depending on who opened the file first.
>> The proposed fix is to turn /proc/net into a symlink, which points
>> to /proc/self/net, which in turn shows what previously was in
>> /proc/net - the network-related info, from the net namespace the
>> appropriate task lives in.
>> # ls -l /proc/net
>> lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 8 Mar  5 15:17 /proc/net -> self/net
>> In other words - this behaves like /proc/mounts, but unlike
>> "mounts", "net" is not a file, but a directory.
> Overall this looks good, thanks.
> As a follow on patch this should be moved from /proc/<pid>/net
> into /proc/<pid>/task/<tid>/net.

I knew you would request for it :)

> We don't have anything that currently forces network namespaces to be
> the same between different tasks of the same task group (I just
> looked), nor do we have a technical reason to require that.
> So we should fix our infrastructure to include the companion of
> /proc/self, a /proc/current (which points at the current task)
> after which it should be about a two line change to move this
> from the tgid to the task directory.

This is right what I intended to tell you when you would propose
to tune the /proc/net link. I'm glad hearing, that you already
agree with that.

> Eric

  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-06  8:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-03-05 12:20 Pavel Emelyanov
2008-03-05 19:15 ` Paul E. McKenney
2008-03-05 21:29   ` David Miller
2008-03-05 23:59   ` Eric W. Biederman
2008-03-06  0:22     ` Paul E. McKenney
2008-03-06  8:25   ` Pavel Emelyanov
2008-03-06  0:24 ` Eric W. Biederman
2008-03-06  8:40   ` Pavel Emelyanov [this message]
2008-03-23 13:00 ` Denys Vlasenko
2008-03-23 13:04   ` Denys Vlasenko
2008-03-23 13:16   ` David Miller

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