Subject: Re: p_flag in struct proc: int -> uint64_t
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Elad Efrat <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/02/2006 22:50:01
Jason Thorpe wrote:

> Well, can you think of a good name for the grouping of these types of
> flags?

If I understand your question correctly, these can be considered as "PaX

> Another option would be to provide some generic way for various
> subsystems to extend the data associated with a process on an as-needed
> basis... oh, hey, we could add a properties dictionary to the proc
> structure to get that! :-)

That is... a good idea, actually. But I think you'll have to get more
than just *my* agreement to proceed with it. :)


Elad Efrat