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Date:   Sat, 22 Aug 2020 12:36:50 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] net: socket: implement SO_DESCRIPTION

From: Pascal Bouchareine <>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 20:28:27 -0700

> This command attaches the zero terminated string in optval to the
> socket for troubleshooting purposes. The free string is displayed in the
> process fdinfo file for that fd (/proc/<pid>/fdinfo/<fd>).
> One intended usage is to allow processes to self-document sockets
> for netstat and friends to report
> We ignore optlen and constrain the string to a static max size
> Signed-off-by: Pascal Bouchareine <>

This change is really a non-starter unless the information gets
published somewhere where people actually look at dumped sockets, and
that's inet_diag and friends.

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