Re: netlink nlmsg_pid supposed to be pid or tid?

From: Herbert Xu
Date: Mon Nov 21 2005 - 15:50:54 EST

Christopher Friesen <cfriesen@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> When using netlink, should "nlmsg_pid" be set to pid (current->tgid) or
> tid (current->pid)?

I tend to agree with you here that tgid makes more sense. Dave, what
do you think?

However, you should never assume whatever value the kernel uses since
it may always choose an arbitrary value should the preferred pid/tgid
be taken by someone else.

So always use getsockname(2) to find out the correct address.

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