Subject: Re: Slow output from 'ps'
To: None <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/02/1995 12:19:33
	If you are going to do that then why not make ps check for procfs
	& use it if found. (Unless you specify a different kmem of course :)

		David (MIME)  +44 171 477 8186  {post,host}master   (abs)
Network Analyst, UCS, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB.

On Sun, 2 Jul 1995, Antti Miettinen wrote:

> 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.