Subject: Re: kernel & libkvm [was IIci success]
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Bert Driehuis <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/17/1996 00:30:12
>> We don't seem to have anything that absolutely relies on procfs or
>> kernfs.

Hmmm, I'd hate to become dependant on procfs. Solaris' ps uses /proc, and
it'll hapily tell you there are no processes if you unmount /proc. Yikes.
And there's of course the kernel dump issue.

I think a ps which would use /proc if available, and fall back to nlist
otherwise would be very nice, but I don't volunteer to maintain it... "Bug
kern/32767: ps on i386 shows bogus info in WCHAN field without /proc

                                        -- Bert Driehuis

Bert Driehuis                 God, grant me the serenity to accept the things        I can't change, courage to change the things I
                              can, and the wisdom to know the difference.