[Lazarus] Process ID

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Thu Sep 13 18:06:37 CEST 2012

J├╝rgen Hestermann wrote:
> Am 2012-09-13 17:33, schrieb Mark Morgan Lloyd:
>> [Sigh] /proc is a special filesystem which the kernel uses to expose 
>> information about each process. Apart from the fact that it is mounted 
>> into the standard filesystem namespace, it has absolutely nothing to 
>> do with a physical disc.
> Okay.
> Didn't know that.
> If it's completely in memory then it makes sense.

There are even more borderline cases: things like unix-domain sockets 
(named pipes) exist as a named entity on disc, but once opened are 
simply a handle in memory.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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