Re: [Lse-tech] [RFC] fork historic module

From: Erich Focht
Date: Fri Dec 17 2004 - 12:41:46 EST

On Friday 17 December 2004 15:58, Guillaume Thouvenin wrote:
> Here is the fork historic module. This module keeps the historic about
> the creation of processes and it gives this information to a user space
> application if one is registered. Currently, only one application can
> use it. If needed it could be extended to several applications.

This sounds very useful for a lot of interesting stuff. Though in the
current form maybe the name is not appropriate: the module doesn't
keep track of the fork history, this would be done in user-space. The
module is more like a relay for fork monitoring.

If you plan to extend this to multiple registered user space processes
it would be great to have per process reporting policies, for example:
- all forks,
- only forks of descendants (children, etc).


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