Subject: Re: Slow output from 'ps'
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Antti Miettinen <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/02/1995 12:45:52 writes:
>I generaly like getting away from any use of the old (crufty)
>trick of opening /dev/kmem or /dev/mem and snooping around.
>The /proc fs alternative seems nice an clean by comparison. writes:
>I'd rather avoid the bloat in the kernel, and also make users of ps
>'pay' directly for the I/O's they incur.

So how about a new separate version of ps for those who want to use
/proc? This would add bloat to the distribution but I suppose it's
better than adding mandatory bloat to the kernel.