[PLUG] Kernel 2.6.38 : process grouping by session

Mayuresh mayuresh at acm.org
Sun Mar 20 11:30:51 PDT 2011


On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 11:15:45PM +0530, Ghodechhap wrote:
> On Sunday 20 March 2011 13:10:20 Mayuresh wrote:
> > http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_2_6_38
> > Process grouping by session sounds interesting among the features...
> 
> That feature is available in userspace for plenty of time.
> 
> 2.6.38 automates the feature where processes attached to single tty are 
> automatically grouped together.

Actually 2.6.38 DOESN'T use tty for grouping. It instead uses setsid.
(The tty thing is the one that came a few releases back.)

But yes, barring the heuristic to group, the concept of grouping has been
around earlier in 2.6.x.

Mayuresh



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