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Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 10:47:23 +0100 (CET)
From: Thomas Gleixner <>
To: Jessica Frazelle <>
cc: Kees Cook <>, Xing Gao <>, 
    LKML <>, 
    "" <>, 
    "Eric W. Biederman" <>
Subject: Re: /proc/timer_list leaks the real pids of the associated

On Tue, 7 Feb 2017, Jessica Frazelle wrote:

> So I used to use this "feature" as a hack to see if something was
> running in a k8s cluster or not because fluentd gives a lot of things
> away.

That file does not tell you at all whether something is running or not. It
merily tells you that there are timers queued.

> Runc basically decided to mask this file so it stopped happening
> though. But I think namespace aware is the right decision.

Unless you can come up with a real good argument why this is usefull beyond
debugging and crystal ball hackery, it's going to go away.



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