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SubjectRe: tty->name conversion?
On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 01:43:16PM -0400, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
> Taral writes:
> > I noticed that ps still relies on device numbers to determine tty, since
> > /proc/*/stat only exports the device number. Is there any way to get the
> > device name? I noticed that it is not present in tty_struct anywhere
> > (proc_pid_stat() uses task->tty->device, which is a kdev_t).
> >
> > This would be useful to consider if we ever intend to create real
> > unnumbered character/block devices.
> This isn't quite true, at least for the version shipped with Debian.


Thanks for your reply. It still remains, however, that for processes
that you do not own, it has to guess, viz:

319 taral vc/1 S Jul12 -zsh
320 root tty2 S Jul12 /sbin/getty 38400 vc/2

Notice that the getty is listed as tty2, even though it opened

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