Re: proc fs and shared pids

David Schwartz (
Wed, 31 Jul 1996 09:32:14 -0400 (EDT)

There really isn't a reason for two processes to share a pid but
there are reasons for all the threads of a process to have the same pid.
Primarily because this is what makes sense for things like kill() and


On Tue, 30 Jul 1996, Lex Spoon wrote:

> And /proc is not the only problem! What about kill()? waitpid()?
> It's NICE to be able to identify a process by just knowing its pid;
> are there any real uses for two processes having the same pid?
> Lex