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KINFO_GETPROC(3)	 BSD Library Functions Manual	      KINFO_GETPROC(3)

NAME
     kinfo_getproc -- function for getting process information from kernel

LIBRARY
     System Utilities Library (libutil,	-lutil)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <sys/user.h>
     #include <libutil.h>

     struct kinfo_proc *
     kinfo_getproc(pid_t pid);

DESCRIPTION
     This function is used for obtaining process information from the kernel.

     The pid field contains the	process	identifier.  This should be a process
     that you have privilege to	access.	 This function is a wrapper around
     sysctl(3) with the	KERN_PROC_PID mib.  While the kernel returns a packed
     structure,	this function expands the data into a fixed record format.

RETURN VALUES
     On	success	the kinfo_getproc() function returns a pointer to a struct
     kinfo_proc	structure as defined by	<sys/user.h>.  The pointer was ob-
     tained by an internal call	to malloc(3) and must be freed by the caller
     with a call to free(3).  On failure the kinfo_getproc() function returns
     NULL.

SEE ALSO
     free(3), malloc(3), sysctl(3)

BSD				 May 27, 2015				   BSD

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