sysutils/lsof Author Question (for CLANG)....

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Wed Nov 7 23:00:38 UTC 2012

On Wednesday,  7 November 2012 at 16:35:22 -0600, Larry Rosenman wrote:
> On 2012-11-07 15:39, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> On Wednesday,  7 November 2012 at 10:32:23 -0500, Benjamin Kaduk
>> wrote:
>>> Once again, attempting to use kernel internals outside of the
>>> supported interfaces is just asking for trouble; I do not understand
>>> why this message is not sinking in over the course of your previous
>>> mails to these lists, so I will not try to belabor it further.
>> IIRC lsof is a special case that always needs to be built with
>> intimate knowledge of the kernel.
> This is VERY true.  Since some of the information lsof uses has
> no API/ABI/KPI/KBI to get, it grovels around in the kernel.

And until those interfaces are provided, I think this is legitimate.
If there's anybody out there who hasn't used lsof, you should try it.
It's good.

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