Chapter 12: System and Process Information

In this chapter, we look at ways of retrieving and modifying a variety of system information. The primary focus of the chapter is a discussion of the /proc file system. We also describe the uname() system call, which is used to retrieve various system identifiers.

12 System and Process Information
12.1 The /proc File System
        12.1.1 Obtaining Information about a Process: /proc/PID
        12.1.2 System Information under /proc
        12.1.3 Accessing /proc Files
12.2 System Identification: uname()
12.3 Summary
12.4 Exercises

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