Re: Re: size of files in /proc

Jeffrey B. Siegal (
Fri, 22 May 1998 19:14:04 -0700

>If /proc gave bogus values for the size, instead of 0, then programs that
>rely on the size would *irregularly, erratically, and unpredictably* give
>wrong results, depending on the relationship of the real size to the reported

Forgive me if this has been discussed before, but why are the files in /proc
(many of which do not have a defined, fixed, length) regular files? Why not
character devices?

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