Commit f6c7a1f3 authored by Eric W. Biederman's avatar Eric W. Biederman Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] proc: give the root directory a task

Helper functions in base.c like proc_pident_readdir and proc_pident_lookup
assume the directories have an associated task, and cannot currently be used
on the /proc root directory because it does not have such a task.

This small changes allows for base.c to be simplified and later when multiple
pid spaces are introduced it makes getting the needed context information
Signed-off-by: default avatarEric W. Biederman <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 20cdc894
......@@ -16,6 +16,7 @@
#include <linux/module.h>
#include <linux/bitops.h>
#include <linux/smp_lock.h>
#include <linux/mount.h>
#include "internal.h"
......@@ -28,6 +29,17 @@ struct proc_dir_entry *proc_sys_root;
static int proc_get_sb(struct file_system_type *fs_type,
int flags, const char *dev_name, void *data, struct vfsmount *mnt)
if (proc_mnt) {
/* Seed the root directory with a pid so it doesn't need
* to be special in base.c. I would do this earlier but
* the only task alive when /proc is mounted the first time
* is the init_task and it doesn't have any pids.
struct proc_inode *ei;
ei = PROC_I(proc_mnt->mnt_sb->s_root->d_inode);
if (!ei->pid)
ei->pid = find_get_pid(1);
return get_sb_single(fs_type, flags, data, proc_fill_super, mnt);
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