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authorCyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org>2012-12-17 16:05:14 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-12-17 17:15:28 -0800
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docs: add documentation about /proc/<pid>/fdinfo/<fd> output
[akpm@linux-foundation.org: tweak documentation] Signed-off-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org> Cc: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@parallels.com> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Cc: Andrey Vagin <avagin@openvz.org> Cc: Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> Cc: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com> Cc: James Bottomley <jbottomley@parallels.com> Cc: "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com> Cc: Matthew Helsley <matt.helsley@gmail.com> Cc: "J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@fieldses.org> Cc: "Aneesh Kumar K.V" <aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Tvrtko Ursulin <tvrtko.ursulin@onelan.co.uk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
index 12665ee7094..bcc27c97efb 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
@@ -41,6 +41,7 @@ Table of Contents
3.5 /proc/<pid>/mountinfo - Information about mounts
3.6 /proc/<pid>/comm & /proc/<pid>/task/<tid>/comm
3.7 /proc/<pid>/task/<tid>/children - Information about task children
+ 3.8 /proc/<pid>/fdinfo/<fd> - Information about opened file
4 Configuring procfs
4.1 Mount options
@@ -1633,6 +1634,87 @@ pids, so one need to either stop or freeze processes being inspected
if precise results are needed.
+3.7 /proc/<pid>/fdinfo/<fd> - Information about opened file
+---------------------------------------------------------------
+This file provides information associated with an opened file. The regular
+files have at least two fields -- 'pos' and 'flags'. The 'pos' represents
+the current offset of the opened file in decimal form [see lseek(2) for
+details] and 'flags' denotes the octal O_xxx mask the file has been
+created with [see open(2) for details].
+
+A typical output is
+
+ pos: 0
+ flags: 0100002
+
+The files such as eventfd, fsnotify, signalfd, epoll among the regular pos/flags
+pair provide additional information particular to the objects they represent.
+
+ Eventfd files
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ pos: 0
+ flags: 04002
+ eventfd-count: 5a
+
+ where 'eventfd-count' is hex value of a counter.
+
+ Signalfd files
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ pos: 0
+ flags: 04002
+ sigmask: 0000000000000200
+
+ where 'sigmask' is hex value of the signal mask associated
+ with a file.
+
+ Epoll files
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~
+ pos: 0
+ flags: 02
+ tfd: 5 events: 1d data: ffffffffffffffff
+
+ where 'tfd' is a target file descriptor number in decimal form,
+ 'events' is events mask being watched and the 'data' is data
+ associated with a target [see epoll(7) for more details].
+
+ Fsnotify files
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ For inotify files the format is the following
+
+ pos: 0
+ flags: 02000000
+ inotify wd:3 ino:9e7e sdev:800013 mask:800afce ignored_mask:0 fhandle-bytes:8 fhandle-type:1 f_handle:7e9e0000640d1b6d
+
+ where 'wd' is a watch descriptor in decimal form, ie a target file
+ descriptor number, 'ino' and 'sdev' are inode and device where the
+ target file resides and the 'mask' is the mask of events, all in hex
+ form [see inotify(7) for more details].
+
+ If the kernel was built with exportfs support, the path to the target
+ file is encoded as a file handle. The file handle is provided by three
+ fields 'fhandle-bytes', 'fhandle-type' and 'f_handle', all in hex
+ format.
+
+ If the kernel is built without exportfs support the file handle won't be
+ printed out.
+
+ For fanotify files the format is
+
+ pos: 0
+ flags: 02
+ fanotify ino:2 sdev:800013 mask:1 ignored_mask:40000000 fhandle-bytes:8 fhandle-type:1 f_handle:0200000000000000
+
+ or
+
+ pos: 0
+ flags: 02
+ fanotify mnt_id:13 mask:1 ignored_mask:40000000
+
+ where 'ino', 'sdev' are target inode and device, 'mnt_id' is the mount
+ point identifier, 'mask' is the events mask used and 'ignored_mask' is
+ the mask of events which are to be ignored. All in hex format.
+
+
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Configuring procfs
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