Subject: Re: procfs/kernfs "required"? [was Re: kernfs & libkvm]
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ty Sarna <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/12/1996 16:32:58
In article <>,
Open Carefully -- Contents Under Pressure <> wrote:
> It would be A Cool Thing [TM] if one could say 'echo KILL > /proc/<pid>/ctl'
> and the process would die... (subject to normal access controls, of course).

If you want to take this further, why not "rmdir /proc/<pid>" as kill -9?

It's easy to get carried away with this though, much like people do with
operator overloading in C++.