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On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 1:44 PM, David Laight <> wrote:

> I have thought about removing the linked list between 'struct file'
> (because it requires a global lock ...).
> IIRC the only user sthose sysctl commands.
> Possibly they could access the files process by process using a 'scan and
> mark' technique to avoid returning duplicates.
> That would allow you to only show files referenced by accesible processes.

Yes, it's only used by sysctl. I'll do what you suggest unless someone objects.



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