Re: [patch 1/1] /proc/$$/ipaddr and per-task networking bits

From: Lorenzo Hernández García-Hierro
Date: Thu Mar 10 2005 - 11:11:49 EST

El jue, 10-03-2005 a las 16:38 +0100, Arjan van de Ven escribió:
> but.... tasks don't have an IP address. Hosts do. Hosts can have
> multiple IP addresses. Both ipv4 and ipv6. Users don't have IP
> addresses either (they do have user IDs so that link is clear).
> I think I'm missing something big here. What does it *mean* for a task
> to have an IP address. Once that is clear maybe I can start to
> understand the rest, but until the meaning of "task has an IP address"
> is better explained/more clear I think I'm stuck. (and no the output in
> a log isn't a meaning, it's only a result)

I think I've explained it well, more concretely, it tries to fill the
ipaddr member of the task_struct structure with the IP address
associated to the user running @current task/process,if available.
Then, it will be attached within the proc fs in an entry called ipaddr,
under the proper pid directory.

The whole thing is almost self-explaining by just looking at the code.

Lorenzo Hernández García-Hierro <lorenzo@xxxxxxx>
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