Subject: Re: ps /proc changes (CVS commit: src)
To: Brian C. Grayson <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/29/1999 02:15:23
On Mar 29, 12:35am, ("Brian C. Grayson") wrote:
-- Subject: Re: ps /proc changes (CVS commit: src)

|   It is way too easy to mount things on top of /proc and thus
| fool or confuse programs.  I think checking the FS of open /proc
| files is an important concept that should be put in the man
| pages for mount_procfs and mount_kernfs.  Is there any kind of
| SECURITY section?  I didn't see any in the mdoc.samples man page.  
| where -D was a new option to mount that said "run fstatfs on
| the specified descriptor and print out the results"?  Is there
| any better program than mount?  It'd be a shame to add a new
| program just to run fstatfs, and either df or mount seem the best
| matches to me.

df seems more appropriate to me. But still, this is not that useful
because it is difficult to avoid races in shell scripts.