Subject: Re: privacy [was: Re: kern.showallprocs implementation]
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Elad Efrat <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/31/2005 23:22:29
Bill Studenmund wrote:

> Well, I think the eventual hope is we will find those holes and close 
> them. :-)

Well, practically I was referring to forking child processes and seeing
how long it takes to get a certain PID; if it takes like few seconds
then it's unused; if it hangs for much longer you can tell there's a
process there.

Not much of a threat, but still a way to determine if a certain PID
is really non-existant or not. ;)


Elad Efrat
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