In case you weren't aware, programs can make use of a facility on Linux to make their ps listings contain appropriate command-line arguments and environment strings. There's also a similar kernel API on FreeBSD. This is used by the built-ins in nosh to good effect, even more so in the forthcoming version 1.38, allowing system adminstrators to debug things more easily from ps listings by showing them the actually effective states of the chained argument and environment vectors rather than what they were at the beginning of a chain of built-in commands.
- Re: [RFC] prctl: (Please do not!) Deprecate non ... Jonathan de Boyne Pollard
- Re: [RFC] prctl: (Please do not!) Deprecate... Laurent Bercot