• Unix: Viewing your processes through the eyes of /proc

    Posted August 17, 2014 - 6:31 pm

    The /proc file system brings the processes on your Unix systems into view in some very useful ways, but only if you take the time to cd over to /proc and see all it can tell you.
  • Counting processors on your Linux box

    Posted February 4, 2013 - 11:52 am

    The quickest way to determine what and how many processors are installed on a Linux system is to turn to the mighty gateway of kernel data -- the /proc pseudo-filesystem. In it, you'll find a file called /proc/cpuinfo that provides a lot of information in the processors in your system. Read on to see how easily you can get answers to questions and an explanation of what those answers really tell you.
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