cvs commit: src/sys/kern kern_exec.c sysv_ipc.c src/sys/sys proc.h

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Sun Oct 9 07:51:16 PDT 2005

On Sat, Oct 08, 2005 at 08:46:30AM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>     *_comm[] is not the 'official' command name anyway.  It's just the
>     short form used by ps, accounting, and so forth.  Lets keep it in the 
>     thread structure.

It doesn't really make sense to keep in the thread structure. The only
reason to have a field there are kernel threads and those are quite
exceptional any way. They are also a clear minority. What about making
the td_comm a simple pointer to the real data? For kernel threads we can
allocate it and for real processes it points into struct proc.


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