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Old 11th July 2008
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Originally Posted by BSDfan666 View Post
process information should be obtained via a system call.
Why ?

I know that File I/O like a lot of neat operations usually involves a fair bit of system calls but I assume you mean ones specific to process information ;-)

But imho, saying process information should be obtained via a system call, in the sense of a system call or system calls specifically designed just for the express purpose of pumping out that information. Is like saying bytes must be 8-bits long on every machine ever made.

It probably should be that way but people should also be free to try new and different things.
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