[RFC][v5][PATCH 8/8]: Define clone_with_pids() syscall

Linus Torvalds torvalds at linux-foundation.org
Wed Sep 9 11:34:22 PDT 2009

On Wed, 9 Sep 2009, Sukadev Bhattiprolu wrote:
> BTW, would it work if we defined 
> 	struct pid_set {
> 		u64 pids;
> 		int num_pids;
> 	}
> where ->pids can be still be a pointer ? The data structure would
> have the same size on all architectures.

I don't think that's all that great. Just go with the C90 version, we 
already have that thing in the kernel, and

	struct pid_set {
		int num_pids;
		pid_t pids[];

looks simple and straightforward. And it even makes your example simpler, 
doesn't it? Ie now it's just

	struct pid_set pids = { 3, { 0, 97, 99 } };

and gcc should do the right thing.

(Of course, in any real case it would be dynamically allocated, but 


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