Assigning a PID to a given program?

Dragoncrest dragoncrest at voyager.net
Fri Jun 13 19:59:02 PDT 2003


         After doing some reading and some research, I'm seriously leaning 
that direction.  I didn't know about PID's being written to files like 
that.  I'll look into this a bit more.  It just seemed strange to me is all.

At 03:45 PM 6/13/03 -0700, Viktor Lazlo wrote:


>On Fri, 13 Jun 2003, Dragoncrest wrote:
>
> >       Ok, not sure if this is possible, but I thought I'd ask just in
> > case.  What I'm looking to do is to assign a given Program ID number to a
> > specific process if possible.  I know FBD assigns them automatically as
> > they're executed, but I've hit into at least one or two apps that's looking
> > for a particular program running on a particular PID (don't ask me
> > why.  it's kinda stupid as far as I'm concerned) in order to connect to
> > it.  Yet the program is running with a totally different PID.  Is there a
> > way to assign a specific PID number to a program at launch or maybe even
> > reset the PID counter to zero so that the program takes the lowest
> > available PID at launch?  Just curious mostly.  Thanks.
>
>This seems highly suspicious to me--any properly written software should
>be relying on the host OS to assign the PID when the applicatin is
>launched.  Are you sure it's not really looking for the active session's
>PID in a variable or file that it's configuration is not creating or
>updating?
>
>Cheers,
>
>Viktor




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