[nycbug-talk] ike what size is the process id in fbsd?

Marc Spitzer mspitzer
Thu Dec 8 00:13:21 EST 2005


As asked for, what size is the process id in freebsd?

laptop% cat pid.c
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <unistd.h>

int main (char argv[][], int argc ) {
printf ("size of pid %d\n" , sizeof(pid_t));

laptop% ./a.out
size of pid 4

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