[lsb-discuss] Proposed specification for /proc
Kevin P. Dankwardt
k at kcomputing.com
Wed Aug 27 08:44:44 PDT 2008
A couple of nits.
1) The exe link will add "(deleted)" if the executable is deleted while
the process is running. If a new file replaces the deleted executable
the exe link still says "(deleted)" - a good thing I think, by the way.
The exe "link", also appears to be a symbolic link but does not behave
that way because of this "deleted" feature. Also, it does not behave
like a hard link either.
2) The "exhibited to the program" seems ambiguous to me. The values of
argv can be changed by a process, but, the cmdline value appears to be
unchanged. Perhaps a phrase like "as provided to the process at process
creation" or some such.
I verified this behavior on only one kernel, by-the-way (188.8.131.52-42.fc8)
> OK, this is way late, but here it is. Please let me know of any
> feedback you have. Once it's been put through the ringer here, I plan
> to send it on to the linux-kernel list.
> Summary: for now, we only specify /proc/[pid] and /proc/self, and only
> the two files exe and cmdline under those.
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