Subject: Re: p_flag in struct proc: int -> uint64_t
To: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 10/02/2006 21:20:40
On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 01:02:32PM -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 09:43:04PM +0200, Elad Efrat wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a few changes that I'm working on that will require some process
> > flags. Regardless of whether eventually I'll commit them or not, we
> > reached the point where we have only one unused flag slot left in
> > p_flag.
> > At the moment it's 'int', so I'd like to bump it to uint64_t at least.
> > Is this okay? is there anything that is expected to break? I guess
> > sysctl because it uses int32_t, but anything else?
> Another option would be to add a second flags (flags2) member. Older
> arches will probably prefer this,
I expect in new ones would prefer not to have 64 bit bitfields....
> and we also don't introduce new alignment issues.
Not problems in the sysctl code/structure used for ps(1) when any
additional fields have to be added at the end in order to maintain
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org