Re: [PATCH] Provide system call to get task id

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 12:44:54 EST

On Mon, 8 Oct 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
> 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

I agree on a purely technical level, but the same could be said about all
the other group ID stuff too, so..

I'll add a gettid(), except I won't be moving reserved system calls
around. I didn't even realize I had removed gettid - it was there in the
2.4.0-test kernels that implemented the signal groups, and I meant to only
revert the unsafe signals stuff..


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