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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pid: change task_struct::pid to read-only
On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 11:48:26PM -0500, Richard Guy Briggs wrote:
> On 13/12/17, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 04:03:38PM -0500, Richard Guy Briggs wrote:
> > > task->pid is only ever assigned once (well ok, twice). For system health and
> > > secure logging confidence, make it const to make it much more intentional when
> > > it is being changed.
> > > ---
> > >
> > > Peter, as you had suggested, does this approach work for you in terms of making
> > > task_struct::pid a lot more difficult to accidentally change to try to preserve
> > > its integrity?
> >
> > Yeah, looks good to me.
>
> Ok, who would carry this patch? You? AKPM? Me?

Andrew seems to be the him who carries PID stuff. I don't think I can make
a case that its scheduler related.

> Any opinions about Oleg's macro idea?

I'm undecided.. on the one hand the macro makes it too easy to change
const stuff, on the other hand it makes it explicit and easily
greppable.




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