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- From: Christopher January <chris at atomice dot net>
- To: cygwin-patches at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 11:32:43 +0100
- Subject: Re: procps
The flaw is actually in the /proc fhandler. The /proc implementation should be
compatible with the Linux one and hence Linux /proc-based utilities (e.g.
procps). The problem is that procps reports the effective user ID in the user
ID column and the /proc fhandler currently reports the effective user ID as
the user ID of the calling process (this is probably incorrect).
The procps utilities have only been modified to compile on Cygwin. They
haven't been changed in any other way. Therefore if they report the wrong
values it is the /proc fhandler that is at fault, not the procps package,
because the /proc fhandler should behave just like the Linux /proc filesystem
that the procps utilities were written for.
Hope that makes sense!