Re: Hidden Processes

From: Dragan Cvetkovic (
Date: 04/07/03

From: Dragan Cvetkovic <>
Date: 07 Apr 2003 13:34:25 -0400 (Lew Pitcher) writes:

> On Mon, 7 Apr 2003 17:59:44 +0100, in, "Alex Banks"
> <> wrote:
> >"Jem Berkes" <> wrote in message
> >news:Xns93566303F5A66jbuserspc9org@
> >
> >> AFAIK, /proc/pid directories contain all the information on running
> >> processes. If you can read the contents of those directories, you can find
> >> all the standard info on processes though it may look more cryptic.
> >
> >Thanks for that Jem. Unfortunately, there is no /proc/pid dir on my new
> >server.
> Are you sure that your /etc/fstab contains a line to mount the procfs? It
> should look like
> none /proc proc defaults 0 0

Or it might be that Alex was simply looking for /proc/pid directory. There
is no such things. What is meant is e.g. /proc/738 which is a directory
correspoonding to the pid 738.

Is there Linux nowdays without procfs? In the old days, procfs was optional
and there were two sets of ps: one that supported /proc and the other which
did work without it.

Bye, Dragan

Dragan Cvetkovic, 
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