[TUHS] UNIX of choice these days?

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Sun Sep 24 10:11:06 AEST 2017


On Sat, Sep 23, 2017, at 19:04, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Sep 2017, Dario Niedermann wrote:
> 
> > But does the kernel put [/proc] to good use?
> 
> Doesn't "ps" use it?  Quicker than digging around /dev/kmem, surely?

On OSX (which does not implement procfs or kmem), ps uses sysctl. It
looks like FreeBSD uses something called libkvm, which certainly
*sounds* like it digs around /dev/kmem, but looking at the code it looks
like it *actually* uses sysctl for process-related purposes.



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