Subject: RE: new sysctl(KERN_PROC, ...) interface (was: sysinfo(2))
To: 'Eduardo Horvath' <>
From: Andy Sporner <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/17/2000 15:18:45

> > I thought the original motivation (and has been my main 
> motivation) was fixing ps's "proc size mismatch" errors, 

I have been stung by this many times because of the 
changes I am making in the kernel for clustering.  I notice
however it tries to fall back to using /proc when the
mismatch occurs.

I was writting to another colleague who is writting part
of the cross-host PID stuff that it would be a good idea
to have a call that allows one to walk the process table.

Dynix/PTX is heavily influenced by BSD and they have such
an extension.  

It is a nice abstraction to have for the clustering project
because at some point we will have a single view of all
processes system-wide and such a call would make the implementation
very easy.

Is this change going to be part of the standard release in
the future???


Andy Sporner