RE: Thread Questions

From: Chemolli Francesco (USI) (
Date: Thu Aug 24 2000 - 02:17:52 EST

> Tigran Aivazian writes:
> > On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Patrick Narkinsky wrote:


> > You could enhance a file /proc/<pid>/stat (or some other, or invent
> > a new one) to export a VM cookie (sorry, working with Mark made the
> > word "cookie" my favourite one and I can't think of a better :)
> > which is nothing other than a current->mm value, i.e. a kernel
> > virtual address. Then you can easily detect CLONE_VM threads.
> Note that this isn't a proper way to detect threads.

Taking off from Linus' suggestion of task-group-ids,
why not having something like
containg only symlinks to the dirs in /proc/<pid> for
tasks belonging to some task-group?

Sure, it wouldn't explain WHAT the tasks are sharing, but still...

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