Re: ps under FreeBSD

From: Andrew Turner (
Date: 05/19/02

From: "Andrew Turner" <>
Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 17:56:34 +1200

On 18 May 2002 at 18:57, Jakub Filonik wrote:

> Hi,
> I was playing with ps on FreeBSD with kern.ps_showallprocs=0 and I was
> surprised when I have seen that I may see info about running process, if I
> know it's ID

kern.ps_showallprocs only disables ps showing all processes.
For example, try running "ps -ax" with kern.ps_showallprocs=0 and, as
a user, you only get prosesses you own.

I'm havn't touched the kernel in any way this is just my
understanding of how this works from the name and my own testing.
> I think it may be seen as bug. What do You think?

No see above

Andrew Turner

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