UID issue

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Thu Apr 21 07:35:09 PDT 2005

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Jeremy Huntwork wrote these words on 04/21/05 07:23 CST:
>>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.
> It's coincidental you say this. I first noticed this issue when
> I noticed your processes when logged into Anduin, which uses a
> 2.6 kernel.

The kernel version has nothing to do with the display of usernames.  It
doesn't even know about usernames--only uids and gids.  It has to be in
the ls/ps code.

  -- Bruce

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