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Re: kernel command line

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: kernel command line
Date: 07 May 2001 18:19:42 -0700
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Roland McGrath <roland@gnu.org> writes:

> > Makes perfect sense.  Looking at the output of ps to get the kernel command
> > line is a natural thing to do, and much better than /proc/cmdline indeed.
> > I don't see any explicit need for a fancier programmable interface either.
> Well, I'm not entirely sanguine about the "PID 2 is the kernel" convention.
> It is not actually a convention, it is just happenstance.

I agree with Roland.  

"PID 2 is the kernel; just look at ps" is to "read a good
/proc/cmdline" as "skill" is to "kill `cat /var/run/foo.pid`".

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