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    SubjectRe: ps performance sucks (was Re: dcache_rcu [performance results])

    On Mon, 4 Nov 2002, Martin J. Bligh wrote:

    > > I do dislike /dev/ps mightily.
    > Well it can't be any worse than the current crap. At least it'd
    > stand a chance in hell of scaling a little bit. So I took a very
    > quick look ... what syscalls are you reduced to per pid, one ioctl
    > and one read?

    Oh, yes it can. Easily.
    * device is not network-transparent - even in principle
    * restricting data access would be harder - welcome to suid or
    sgid country
    * real killer: you think Albert would fail to produce equally
    crappy code and equally crappy behaviour? Yeah, right.

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