UID issue

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Apr 21 05:23:54 PDT 2005

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Hi all,
> Linux has an issue that I don't care for.
> If a process is owned by a user with a username longer than 8
> characters, a ps listing does not show the user name, instead, it
> show the UID number.

I'm just curious what causes this, whether it's a 2.6.x issue or a ps issue.

Belgarath which runs a 2.4 kernel and procps 3.1.8 doesn't seem to have 
this problem. My username is longer than 8 characters and it always 
shows a chopped version of my username in 'ps aux', not the UID.

Just FYI.

Jeremy Huntwork

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