Subject: Re: privacy [was: Re: kern.showallprocs implementation]
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Elad Efrat <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/31/2005 07:20:10
Simon Burge wrote:

> I wonder if this means that the correct behavior for
> "kill(<other-users-process-id>, sig)" with this knob disabled is to
> return ESRCH or EPERM?

Ideally, we could get away with ESRCH. You can always write a program
that will spin on trying to attach to a specific PID, so it doesn't
really matter. We should make sure that determining what PIDs are
running is as far as someone can get.


Elad Efrat
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