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Date:	Sat, 12 May 2012 15:40:03 +0400
From:	Pavel Emelyanov <>
To:	"Eric W. Biederman" <>
CC:	Daniel Lezcano <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	"Serge E. Hallyn" <>,
	Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] proc: Show ns-based inode numbers for /proc/pid/ns/*

On 05/11/2012 09:07 PM, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Pavel Emelyanov <> writes:
>> Some time ago we tried to expose kernel object IDs to the user space to
>> let it possible to detect shared mm, fs, etc. The namespaces' IDs were
>> included in this set and Eric proposed, that we'd better expose the ID
>> in the stat's st_ino field.
> A quick question.  With kcmp you have something that is at least in
> principle usable for checkpoint restart.

Not only in principle. We do use it already ;)

> Are wanting this for checkpoint restart or something else?

For me -- checkpoint restart only. I'm perfectly fine with checking 
namespaces sharing with kcmp syscall, but you proposed to show ns ID
in proc inode.

> Eric
> .

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