Fix a typo in the comment of getpid() - we return current->tgid these
days, not current->pid. Additionally, add some new comments explaining
exactly why we return the tgid and how this works.
Patch is against 2.4.20-pre9, please apply.
diff -urN linux-2.4.20-pre9/kernel/timer.c linux/kernel/timer.c
--- linux-2.4.20-pre9/kernel/timer.c 2002-10-06 14:57:20.000000000 -0400
+++ linux/kernel/timer.c 2002-10-06 15:03:31.000000000 -0400
@@ -740,10 +740,18 @@
* The Alpha uses getxpid, getxuid, and getxgid instead. Maybe this
* should be moved into arch/i386 instead?
+ * sys_getpid - return the thread group id of the current process
+ * Note, despite the name, this returns the tgid not the pid. The tgid and
+ * the pid are identical unless CLONE_THREAD was specified on clone() in
+ * which case the tgid is the same in all threads of the same group.
+ * This is SMP safe as current->tgid does not change.
asmlinkage long sys_getpid(void)
- /* This is SMP safe - current->pid doesn't change */
On 6 October 2002 17:44, Robert Love wrote:
> Magnificent Marcelo,
Is this affects probability of patch being accepted?
If yes, which is the best? ;-)