Author marcelo_fernandez
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Great, piro!

I'm taking a look at it, and it seems to use setproctitle() in BSD, and 
writes over the argv array "in most Sys-V like systems"; this includes 
Linux?

My question is because I think there's a better and supported method for 
Linux, that is, using prctl [1]. I read somewhere that changing argv 
causes some inconsistencies between programs who read /sys files, /proc 
files... or I don't remember what, but it is, in fact, not the 
*recommended* way. Prctl is. :-)

PR_SET_NAME and PR_GET_NAME parameters in prctl.h:
[1] http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/online/pages/man2/prctl.2.html

Could this module be altered to use a prctl call in Linux (>2.6.9)?

Thanks a lot.
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