Re: [RFC PATCH 14/17] perf: Add ioctl(REATTACH) for detached events

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Tue Oct 03 2017 - 10:50:36 EST

On Tue, Sep 05, 2017 at 04:30:23PM +0300, Alexander Shishkin wrote:
> This adds an ioctl command to demote a detached event to a 'normal' one
> that gets destroyed when its file descriptor is closed. It can still be
> used to mmap the buffers, but not very useful otherwise.

why not simply use the fd obtained from open() on our special

If you open and then unlink, you loose the 'detached' state and the
filedesc is the only life-line.