Re: size of files in /proc

H. Peter Anvin (
19 May 1998 22:29:47 GMT

Followup to: <6jsu4j$1g4$>
By author: (Ton Hospel)
In newsgroup:
> But even then I'd like /proc to report the unknown sizes as 1, not 0.
> Because I like to be able to export /proc over NFS, and NFS doesn't even
> bother to read the file if the size is 0.

Forget it. I hear this idea every now and then, and it is almost
always the Wrong Thing[TM] to do. Especially given the wacko
characteristics of NFS -- you're basically horked if it isn't
something that is truly like a file.


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