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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

procfs (4FS)

Name

procfs - process file system

Description

The procfs filesystem is the interface to the process sub-system. procfs is mounted during boot at the /proc directory.

For more information on supported interfaces and the contents of this filesystem, see proc(5).

Files

/proc

Mount point for the procfs file system

<procfs.h>

Header file for procfs interface definitions

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attribute:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/kernel

See Also

proc(1), proc(5), vfstab(5), attributes(7)

The Process File System and Process Model in UNIX System V, Roger Faulkner, Sun Microsystems; Ron Gomes, AT&T Laboratories in Proceedings of the USENIX 1991 Winter Technical Conference.