Subject: Re: ps vs /proc
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: current-users
Date: 02/26/2000 01:28:24
>> Does this help?

>> [df, ps, mount...all producing trash]

> Hm.  If your kernel/user skew is so large that ordinary utils like df
> and mount are busted, I don't think it is unreasonable for ps to be
> busted.

I do, since this sort of thing is just what the /proc fallback is all
about: dealing with cases where kernel interfaces have changed, by
using a less frequently changing (but less powerful) interface.  For
all the good it's doing me, ps might as well not even have a /proc
fallback.  It's particularly annoying because it's *gratuitously*
failing to produce output; the information is there and ps is refusing
to report it, not because it's self-inconsistent or inaccessible, but
just because ps can't be sure it's right.  If I want handholding, I
know where to find it!

					der Mouse

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