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SubjectRe: Gack, this shouldn't happen under a stable OS I think
On Sun, 22 Sep 1996, Chris Fearnley wrote:

> Alan had me on the look out for dropping bytes regarding my recent
> "TCP bug" report. I'm not sure I found that, but this inconsistency
> seems "bad" to me. The worse part is the behaviour is
> non-deterministic! Note: the system was mostly idle at the time.
>
> root@syntropy # ps aux|grep 27231
> root 27231 0.0 2.1 828 324 p7 S 23:28 0:00 /usr/sbin/radiusd
> root@syntropy # ps aux|grep 27231
> root 27231 0.0 2.1 828 324 p7 S 23:28 0:00 /usr/sbin/radiusd
> root@syntropy # ps aux|grep 27231
> root 27231 0.0 2.1 828 324 p7 S 23:28 0:00 /usr/sbin/radiusd
> root 27239 0.0 2.5 916 376 p7 S 23:28 0:00 grep 27231
>
> Why doesn't the grep process show up each time???

I've seen this sort of thing plenty of times. A better question might be
why does the grep show up at all, or why isn't it consistant? Isn't the
ps finished by the time grep runs?


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