Bug 360561 - ps display uid instead of username
Summary: ps display uid instead of username
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: procps
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomas Smetana
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-10-31 17:09 UTC by Daniel Qarras
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
0 users

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Last Closed: 2007-11-05 08:38:05 UTC

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Description Daniel Qarras 2007-10-31 17:09:48 UTC
Description of problem:
localhost:~> ps -ef | grep ^68
68        1940     1  0 18:56 ?        00:00:00 hald
68        1982  1941  0 18:56 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-acpi: listening
localhost:~> grep 68 /etc/passwd
haldaemon:x:68:68:HAL daemon:/:/sbin/nologin

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. See above
Actual results:
uid printed instead of username

Expected results:
username printed

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tomas Smetana 2007-11-01 08:11:22 UTC
The UID column is hardcoded to be 8 characters wide.  The username 'haldaemon'
can't fit into the UID column and therefore it's "truncated" to the numerical
UID value.  This can't be changed that easily because changing the output format
would be a regression.  The comment in the procps code says:

// The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6 (IEEE Std 1003.1, 2004 Edition)
// requires that user and group names print as decimal numbers if there is
// not enough room in the column, so tough luck if you don't like it.

This looks to be NOTABUG.

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