Subject: Re: lib/20915: ps won't work against dead current kernels, libkvm out of date
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 04/05/2003 20:01:45
> ps: _deadproc: no such symbol: Undefined error: 0
> nm /netbsd | grep deadproc says that it's now deadprocs, so I changed
> libkvm to look for that instead and then ps gave me output.
The name changed because the list type changed (to save space).
> I think that's probably very wrong, though (the change, not the output),
> so I changed it back and filed this pr.
I suspect (I'll look later) that there is no reason to be looking at
deadproc(s) - it is the (very transient) list of processes that are
waiting for the reaper. They are also on the zombie list - so are not
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org