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From: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
To: dmccr@us.ibm.com (Dave McCracken)
Cc: torvalds@transmeta.com (Linus Torvalds),
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org (Linux Kernel)
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Provide system call to get task id
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 17:05:48 +0100 (BST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <E15qcua-00010T-00@the-village.bc.nu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <71000000.1002555975@baldur> from "Dave McCracken" at Oct 08, 2001 10:46:15 AM

> This patch provides a new system call gettid() (get task id), which
> returns the true pid of the task.  This is needed in some multi-threaded
> apps and libraries.

Really the fix is to back out the stupid getpid hack. The thread group
is known by user space and can be managed by user space

  parent reply	other threads:[~2001-10-08 16:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-10-08 15:46 Dave McCracken
2001-10-08 15:52 ` Christoph Hellwig
2001-10-08 16:07   ` Alan Cox
2001-10-08 16:05 ` Alan Cox [this message]
2001-10-08 17:44   ` Linus Torvalds
2001-10-08 17:52     ` Alan Cox
2001-10-08 18:17       ` Linus Torvalds
2001-10-08 22:15         ` Miquel van Smoorenburg
2001-10-08 21:53   ` David Woodhouse

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