Thursday, 11 July 2019

The Process File System Information in Linux


The Process File System (/proc) give you access to information about the Linux kernel and all process currently running on your system.

Files and Directories in /proc

File Name                    Content

/proc/acpi                     Information about Advanced Configuration and 
                                     Power Interface(ACPI)
/proc/bus                      Bus-specific information for each bus type, such as PCI
/proc/cmdline              The command line used to start the Linux kernel
/proc/cpuinfo               Information about the CPU
/proc/devices               Available block and character devices

/proc/dma                    Information about DMA
/proc/driver/rtc            Information about Real Time Clock(RTC)
/proc/filesystems         List of supported file systems
/proc/ide                      Information about IDE devices
/proc/interrupts            Information about Interrupt Request(IRQ) numbers

/proc/ioports                Information about Input/Output(I/O) ports
/proc/kcore                  Image of the physical memory
/proc/kmsg                  Kernel messages
/proc/loadavg              Load average
/proc/locks                  Current kernel locks

/proc/meminfo            Information about physical memory and swap space usage
/proc/misc                   Miscellaneous information
/proc/modules             List of loaded driver modules
/proc/mounts               List of mounted file systems
/proc/net                      Directory of Information about networking

/proc/partitions            List of partitions known to Linux kernel
/proc/pci                      Information about PCI devices
/proc/scsi                     Information about SCSI devices
/proc/stat                     Overall statistics about the system

/proc/swaps                 Information about the swap space
/proc/sys                      Information about the system
/proc/uptime                Information about uptime
/proc/version               Kernel version number

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