Commit 65aafb1e authored by Stéphane Graber's avatar Stéphane Graber Committed by Linus Torvalds

coredump: add new %P variable in core_pattern

Add a new %P variable to be used in core_pattern.  This variable contains
the global PID (PID in the init namespace) as %p contains the PID in the
current namespace which isn't always what we want.

The main use for this is to make it easier to handle crashes that happened
within a container.  With that new variables it's possible to have the
crashes dumped into the container or forwarded to the host with the right
PID (from the host's point of view).
Signed-off-by: default avatarStéphane Graber <stgraber@ubuntu.com>
Reported-by: default avatarHans Feldt <hans.feldt@ericsson.com>
Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
Acked-by: default avatarSerge E. Hallyn <serge.hallyn@ubuntu.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent 73af963f
......@@ -182,6 +182,7 @@ core_pattern is used to specify a core dumpfile pattern name.
%<NUL> '%' is dropped
%% output one '%'
%p pid
%P global pid (init PID namespace)
%u uid
%g gid
%d dump mode, matches PR_SET_DUMPABLE and
......
......@@ -190,6 +190,11 @@ static int format_corename(struct core_name *cn, struct coredump_params *cprm)
err = cn_printf(cn, "%d",
task_tgid_vnr(current));
break;
/* global pid */
case 'P':
err = cn_printf(cn, "%d",
task_tgid_nr(current));
break;
/* uid */
case 'u':
err = cn_printf(cn, "%d", cred->uid);
......
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