Bug 118953 - ps doesn't show system and other non-user processes
ps doesn't show system and other non-user processes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: procps (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-03-23 00:02 EST by G.Wolfe Woodbury
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-23 05:49:10 EST
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Description G.Wolfe Woodbury 2004-03-23 00:02:17 EST
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Description of problem:
ps excludes all system processes and any processes other than the user
running the ps (non-root)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install from development tree with policy 1.9
2. make non-root users and login
3. run ps afx

Actual Results:  only user related processes are shown, no system
processes like init or nfsd show up in the output

Expected Results:  all processes should show

Additional info:

seems to be related to not being able to examine directories in /proc
under the selinux 1.9 policy set.  Changing into /proc and doing an ls
reveals lots of non-examinable processes.
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2004-03-23 05:49:10 EST
This is by design.  ALthough newer policies will be more relaxed.  In
a truly secure environment nonpriv users will only be able to view
their own processes.  newrole -r sysadm_r to see more processes.


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