I made a startling discovery when using strace to trouble-shoot a different problem on a freeBSD5.4 system that has been running since last October. Both it and another new 5.4 system had a /proc mount point but no process files. The mount point had the May 5 date from 2005 as do most files from that distribution.
I mounted /proc the way it is done in fstab for 4.x systems proc /proc procfs rw 0 0 and there were all the process directories. The only reason I had done this was because strace won't work without /proc. Nothing else had seemed wrong and there hadn't been any compelling reason to look at /proc until now. Would an unmounted /proc make the system run slower since proc files allow for examination of the operation of the running processes? So basically, I have fixed the problem if it really was one in the first place. Martin McCormick WB5AGZ Stillwater, OK Systems Engineer OSU Information Technology Department Network Operations Group _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"