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procfs [http://lucasvr.gobolinux.org/etc/Killian84-Procfs-USENIX.pdf began life] in 1984's UNIX V8 as a virtual filesystem dedicated to exporting process information and supporting [[ptrace]] (another decades-old mess). Over time, it has grown substantially on any number of operating systems. It is pretty much a required interface on [[Linux APIs|Linux]], and strongly recommended on Solaris and [[FreeBSD]].
procfs [http://lucasvr.gobolinux.org/etc/Killian84-Procfs-USENIX.pdf began life] in 1984's UNIX V8 as a virtual filesystem dedicated to exporting process information and supporting [[ptrace]] (another decades-old mess), presumably after Tom Killian lost a bet to a VAX. Over time, it has grown substantially on any number of operating systems. It is pretty much a required interface on [[Linux APIs|Linux]], and strongly recommended on Solaris and [[FreeBSD]].


==proc/PID==
==proc/PID==