Subject: Re: ps hangs?
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/08/1995 10:20:33
On Wed, 8 Nov 1995 15:09:18 +0100 
 Hubert Feyrer <> wrote:

 > I always wonder what we have a procfs for, if it's not used by ps and we still
 > have to recompile libutil & ps when something changes.

Chris has mentioned this before, I think, that procfs is an example of 
something cool you can do with a filesystem.

However, I agree - in the default case (i.e. not looking at alternate 
core/namelist), the procfs ought to be used, providing it's available.  
If procfs isn't in the kernel, you don't want ps(1) to lose.

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