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Re: misc/53145: Improved POSIX and X/OPEN conformance (/etc/rc.subr)
On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 3:20 AM, Robert Elz <kre%munnari.oz.au@localhost> wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR misc/53145; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: misc/53145: Improved POSIX and X/OPEN conformance (/etc/rc.subr)
> Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2018 14:16:43 +0700
> Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2018 04:40:01 +0000 (UTC)
> From: bruce.lilly%gmail.com@localhost
> Message-ID: <20180401044001.0628C7A212%mollari.NetBSD.org@localhost>
> | Change of '-ax' to '-A' is reported on the NetBSD /bin/ps man page as equivalent
> Yes, -ax and -A are the same and that can be changed.
> | Change of '-o pid,command' to '-o pid,comm' is supported by NetBSD /bin/ps
> | (although it is undocumented) and conforms to POSIX and X/OPEN standards.
> It is documented (at least as far back as NetBSD 6) but does not mean the
> same thing, NetBSD's "comm" is the same as the POSIX "comm", whereas
> NetBSD's "command" is the same as POSIX "args" (which is also supported
> on NetBSD as an alias for "command") so if you can verify that changing it
> from "pid,command" to "pid,args" works for you (with the heirloom version of
> ps in use) I cannot see any reason we should not make that change.
It works for me (output same except for whitespace, which won't affect
root@e2500sa:/root# /bin/ps -p 1 -o pid,args
root@e2500sa:/root# /usr/pkg/heirloom/bin/ps -p 1 -o pid,args
root@e2500sa:/root# /usr/pkg/heirloom/bin/posix/ps -p 1 -o pid,args
root@e2500sa:/root# /usr/pkg/heirloom/bin/posix2001/ps -p 1 -o pid,args
root@e2500sa:/root# /usr/pkg/heirloom/bin/s42/ps -p 1 -o pid,args
> I doubt that a pullup to -6 or -7 is warranted though (and perhaps not even -8)
FYI, I looked briefly at the version (1.100) of rc.subr in -current
(a.k.a. -8), and
I believe the patch should work for that version also [ultimately, the
ps via _find_processes either with -p <pid> or -A (-ax) in addition to
(-o ...) args].
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