Re: [PATCH 7/7] file: Modify struct fown_struct to use a struct pid.

From: Oleg Nesterov
Date: Wed Aug 16 2006 - 10:22:55 EST

On 08/16, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 08/15, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> >
> > File handles can be requested to send sigio and sigurg
> > to processes. By tracking the destination processes
> > using struct pid instead of pid_t we make the interface
> > safe from all potential pid wrap around problems.
> ....
> The second change is good (I'd say this is bugfix). It is
> not possible anymore to send the signal to not yet created
> processes via fcntl(F_SETOWN, last_pid + a_little), or hit
> a problem with pid re-use.

Damn, I read the patch but forgot to read the changelog :)
It clearly says "safe from all potential pid wrap around problems",


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