Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A brief history of /proc

Those of you who have used a UNIX system before are probably familiar with the /proc filesystem. This directory provides a view of processes running on the system. Before getting into the gory details of the Solaris implementation (see proc(4) if you're curious), I thought I would go over some of the different variants over the years. You'll have to excuse any inaccuracies presented here; this is a rather quick blog entry that probably doesn't do the subject justice. Hopefully you'll be inspired to go investigate some of this on your own.more...

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