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Old 03-15-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
yaximik
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/proc content - what is going on?


Hi,

Today I found dozens and dozens of numbered folders in the /proc folder, all with today's creation date and all with the same content (I apologize for long listing):
Code:
[yaximik@G5NNJN1 ~]$ ls -l /proc
total 0
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 08:19 1
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 10
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1000
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1001
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1002
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1003
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1004
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1005
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1006
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1007
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1008
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1009
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1012
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1014
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 11
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 12
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1205
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1206
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1207
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1208
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1209
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1210
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1211
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1212
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1213
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1214
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1215
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1216
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1217
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1218
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1219
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1220
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1221
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1222
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1223
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1224
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1225
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 13
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1382
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 14
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 15
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1526
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1527
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1528
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1529
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1530
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1531
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1532
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1533
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1534
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1535
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1536
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1537
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1538
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1539
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1540
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1541
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1542
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1577
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1578
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1579
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1580
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1581
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1582
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1583
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1584
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1585
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1586
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1587
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1588
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1589
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1590
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1591
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1592
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1593
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 16
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1611
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1612
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1630
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1699
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 17
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1770
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 18
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1800
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 1837
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 19
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 2
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 20
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 21
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 22
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 23
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 24
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 25
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 26
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 2654
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 27
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 28
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 2816
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 2818
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 2820
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 2821
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 29
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 3
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 30
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 31
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 3188
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 32
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 33
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 34
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 35
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 36
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 37
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 38
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 39
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 4
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dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 42
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dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      yaximik      0 Mar 15 13:30 6678
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dr-xr-xr-x  6 yaximik   utmp         0 Mar 15 13:30 6728
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dr-xr-xr-x  6 yaximik   yaximik      0 Mar 15 13:30 6794
dr-xr-xr-x  6 yaximik   yaximik      0 Mar 15 13:30 6796
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 7
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 8
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dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:38 8811
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dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:40 8853
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dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:40 8911
dr-xr-xr-x  6 yaximik   yaximik      0 Mar 15 13:40 8913
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 9
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:46 9009
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      utmp         0 Mar 15 13:47 9012
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dr-xr-xr-x  6 yaximik   yaximik      0 Mar 15 13:49 9043
dr-xr-xr-x  6 yaximik   yaximik      0 Mar 15 13:49 9070
dr-xr-xr-x  6 yaximik   yaximik      0 Mar 15 13:52 9114
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 994
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dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 996
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 997
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 998
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 999
dr-xr-xr-x 11 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 acpi
dr-xr-xr-x  5 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 asound
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 buddyinfo
dr-xr-xr-x  6 root      root         0 Mar 15 08:20 bus
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 cmdline
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 cpuinfo
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 crypto
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 devices
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 diskstats
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 dma
dr-xr-xr-x  3 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 driver
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 execdomains
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 fb
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 filesystems
dr-xr-xr-x  3 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 fs
dr-xr-xr-x  2 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 ide
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 interrupts
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 iomem
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 ioports
dr-xr-xr-x 35 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 irq
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 kallsyms
-r--------  1 root      root      4096 Mar 15 13:52 kcore
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 keys
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 key-users
-r--------  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 kmsg
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 loadavg
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 locks
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 mdstat
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 meminfo
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 misc
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 modules
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root      root        11 Mar 15 13:52 mounts -> self/mounts
-rw-r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 mtrr
dr-xr-xr-x  7 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 net
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 partitions
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 schedstat
dr-xr-xr-x  4 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 scsi
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root      root        64 Mar 15 08:20 self -> 9114
-rw-r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 slabinfo
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 stat
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 swaps
dr-xr-xr-x 11 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:20 sys
--w-------  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 sysrq-trigger
dr-xr-xr-x  2 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 sysvipc
dr-xr-xr-x  4 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 tty
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 uptime
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 version
-r--------  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 vmcore
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 vmstat
-r--r--r--  1 root      root         0 Mar 15 13:52 zoneinfo
[yaximik@G5NNJN1 ~]$
The content of one such folder:
Code:
[root@G5NNJN1 yaximik]# ls -l /proc/1
total 0
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 attr
-r-------- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 auxv
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:20 cmdline
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 coredump_filter
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 cpuset
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 cwd -> /
-r-------- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 environ
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:20 exe -> /sbin/init
dr-x------ 2 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 fd
dr-x------ 2 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 fdinfo
-r-------- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 io
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 limits
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 loginuid
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 maps
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 mem
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 08:20 mounts
-r-------- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 mountstats
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 numa_maps
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 oom_adj
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 oom_score
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 root -> /
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 schedstat
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 smaps
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:20 stat
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 statm
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 status
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 task
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:34 wchan
[root@G5NNJN1 yaximik]#
And the content is repeated in one of the folders:
Code:
[root@G5NNJN1 yaximik]# ls -l /proc/1/task/1
total 0
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 attr
-r-------- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 auxv
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 cmdline
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 cpuset
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 cwd -> /
-r-------- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 environ
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 exe -> /sbin/init
dr-x------ 2 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 fd
dr-x------ 2 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 fdinfo
-r-------- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 io
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 limits
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 loginuid
-r-------- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 maps
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 mem
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 mounts
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 numa_maps
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 oom_adj
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 oom_score
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 root -> /
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 schedstat
-r-------- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 smaps
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 stat
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 statm
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 status
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 15 13:36 wchan
[root@G5NNJN1 yaximik]#
Please help - what is happening and why?
 
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man 5 proc

the numbers correspond to running PIDs
 
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1) Those numbers are the PIDs of the running processes.

2) The whole proc file system is virtual. None of it is stored anywhere. Whatever part of it you look at is dynamically created from kernel data structures when you look at it. When you aren't looking, all that text doesn't exist.
 
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jonsfine's response has probably taken about the same typing efforts and time as AlucardZero's, but is much more helpful, not to say frendlier and forgiving. I am not even close to be a hacker, not even close to be a programmer, so I would not dare to go to more specialized forums and rather stick to this forum as it supposed to give some slack to non-professionals. Of course I examined 'man proc' and looked what is available online, but in most cases it remains Greek to me. Being a newbie in Linux I was curious and examined all the directories in file system to see what is there and I never saw THAT many such folders in /proc. This is why I simply got alarmed that something suddenly got wrong and needs preventive intervention. Thanks for explanation!
 
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jonsfine's response has probably taken about the same typing efforts and time as AlucardZero's, but is much more helpful,
I'm glad you liked my response. But I think AlucardZero's response was fine. If I had seen it, I might not have replied. I'm not a fast typist. I started typing before he posted.

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Of course I examined 'man proc' and looked what is available online, but in most cases it remains Greek to me.
When you ask here, someone will probably answer, sometimes more clearly than the man page. Unlike some forums, we don't have too many RTFM fanatics here. But you still would have had your answer faster and in more detail if you took a real look at the man page.

What all the numbered subdirectories are is very clearly answered near the top of the man page.

What a "pseudo-filesystem" might imply is not as obviously explained, which is why I tried to explain the aspect of that which I thought would be most troubling to a beginner. But if you started with the assumption that the developers of Linux know what they are doing, you would tend to get a non troubling estimate of the meaning of things like the proc man page.

There are a lot of Linux man pages that I find worthless. They jump right into obscure details that only an expert could understand without any kind of overview (that might be all a beginner wants or might be what a beginner needs first before the details can be absorbed). But I still check the man page first. Some of them are effective documentation. I think the man page for proc is effective documentation.

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