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Re: MAGIC PIDs (was Re: magic??)
From: rthomas () pamd cig mot com (robert owen thomas)
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 1995 10:40:25 -0600
what, exactly, is a "MAGIC PID"? is this a change in the priority/nice level?
pid's, in general, are assigned on a rotary (more-or-less) basis. has some
kernel hack set aside a block of actual pids? this seems odd. so then,
what is being changed in /dev/kmem? priority? nice? pid?
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