That code gets the child's pid from the fork command. That's is not
available in my case (Wayland client connects to Wayland server via unix

I can understand the security issue.. hmm will dig further tomorrow..

Thanks for the info!

On Sun, 9 Jul 2017 at 15:26, Stefan Ehmann <> wrote:

> On 09.07.2017 11:52, Johannes Lundberg wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > Yeah I forgot to mention the LOCAL_CREDS.
> > It does not return the PID of the client process but i guess it could be
> > expanded to include that instead of adding another option for that.
> I was only skimming the man page. Didn't see that cmsgcred contains the
> PID, but sockcred does not. Of course the PID in my sample output is
> also wrong (the UID is printed instead of the PID):
> >     $ ./unixstrserv02
> >     PID of sender = 1001
> Don't why the structs are not compatible, maybe because:
> "The process ID cmcred_pid should not be looked up (such as via the
> KERN_PROC_PID sysctl) for making security decisions.  The sending
> process could have exited and its process ID already been reused for a
> new process."
> According to the commit log LOCAL_CREDS was obtained from NetBSD but I
> didn't investigate further.
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