[coyotos-dev] Binary naming

Christopher Nelson nadiasvertex at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 09:51:46 CDT 2008


On Thu, 2008-04-10 at 15:45 -0400, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-04-10 at 21:27 +0200, Valerio Bellizzomi wrote:
> >  A small set of tools might want to read the process name (process status,
> > various system monitors).
> 
> No. First, there is no amount of storage that we can put into the
> process state that solves this problem. Second, it is up to the process
> to disclose (or fail to disclose) its name.
> 
> This is a bring-up convenience only.
> 
> It isn't clear that any equivalent to the process status command should
> even *exist* in Coyotos. One user has no intrinsic right to examine the
> processes of another, or even to examine the process substructure of
> their own applications!

What about management applications?  Presumably there will need to be a
way to view all processes executing in order to drop runaway processes,
or perhaps to do some accounting.

-={C}=-



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