Re: [announce] procps 2.0.13 with NPTL enhancements

From: Werner Almesberger (
Date: Sat May 31 2003 - 23:53:31 EST

Adrian Bunk wrote:
> Disabling the proc filesystem is simple by unchecking one item in the
> kernel config menu and different from taking out "a chunk of libc" it's
> more or less supported.

It's worse: if a system is brought up for reduced operation, e.g.
with init=/bin/sh for repair work, it is not uncommon for /proc to
be absent.

Since it is not immediately obvious for a user whether a given
program depends on /proc or not, just crashing in such a situation
is clearly a case poor user interface design.

- Werner

 / Werner Almesberger, Buenos Aires, Argentina /
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