Commit bee19cd8 authored by Dmitry V. Levin's avatar Dmitry V. Levin Committed by Christian Brauner

samples: make pidfd-metadata fail gracefully on older kernels

Initialize pidfd to an invalid descriptor, to fail gracefully on
those kernels that do not implement CLONE_PIDFD and leave pidfd
Signed-off-by: default avatarDmitry V. Levin <>
Signed-off-by: Christian Brauner's avatarChristian Brauner <>
parent 9014143b
......@@ -83,7 +83,7 @@ static int pidfd_metadata_fd(pid_t pid, int pidfd)
int main(int argc, char *argv[])
int pidfd = 0, ret = EXIT_FAILURE;
int pidfd = -1, ret = EXIT_FAILURE;
char buf[4096] = { 0 };
pid_t pid;
int procfd, statusfd;
......@@ -91,7 +91,11 @@ int main(int argc, char *argv[])
pid = pidfd_clone(CLONE_PIDFD, &pidfd);
if (pid < 0)
err(ret, "CLONE_PIDFD");
if (pidfd == -1) {
warnx("CLONE_PIDFD is not supported by the kernel");
goto out;
procfd = pidfd_metadata_fd(pid, pidfd);
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