Re: proc fs and shared pids

Alan Cox (
Wed, 31 Jul 1996 19:27:49 +0100 (BST)

> 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?

CLONE_PID was put in for kernel use when forking multiple process 0's for
SMP idlers (one per CPU). Im not sure its useful in luserspace