Re: Gettask

Cesare Pizzi (
Mon, 16 Feb 1998 20:22:36 +0100

Hello Rik.

> Wouldn't it be better to do this in user-space???

Pheraps. :-)

> Furthermore, what's the reason for implementing these
> systcalls? It looks like a simple 'ps ax|grep TaskName'
> could do the same...

Yes, more or less is the same. But since there is no way to know if a
process is running, without using an external command or other non-standard
ways, IMHO these calls could be useful.Since you can kill a process via
system call, I think you should be able to see if a process is running or

Thanks for your comment.



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