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Date:      Thu, 1 Feb 2007 19:27:51 +0100
From:      Fabian Keil <freebsd-listen@fabiankeil.de>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: ps oddity
Message-ID:  <20070201192751.39e5a32d@localhost>
In-Reply-To: <340a29540702011007mcdb45bcya1db8732d78ecd34@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <340a29540702011007mcdb45bcya1db8732d78ecd34@mail.gmail.com>

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"Andrew Falanga" <af300wsm@gmail.com> wrote:

> A couple of months ago I wrote a daemon process that opens up connections=
 on
> TCP and listens for incoming data (that ultimately ends up in a database).
> Now, when I was writing it, I was debugging and what not under my own user
> id.  However, the program now runs as root because it's started
> automatically when the system comes up at boot time.

That alone doesn't sound like a particular good reason to me.

> Now, here's the strange part.  When running under my user id, even in dae=
mon
> mode, ps -aux | grep <user> would show me the daemon process.  However, n=
ow
> that it's running as root, it doesn't.

Does ps -aux really no longer list the process,
or does it get lost after the grep?

Fabian

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