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Re: Retrieving per-process environment block?

On Nov 17 14:30, Erik Bray wrote:
> Hi all,
> For a quick bit of background, I'm working on porting the highly
> useful psutil [1] Python library to Cygwin.  This has proved an
> interesting exercise, as much of the functionality of psutil works on
> Cygwin through existing POSIX interfaces, and a handful of
> Linux-specific interfaces as well.  But there are some bits that
> simply don't map at all.
> The one I'm struggling with right now is retrieving Cygwin environment
> variables for a process (under inspection--i.e. not listing a
> process's environment from within that process which is obviously
> trivial).
> I've looked at every route I could conceive of but as far as I can
> tell this is currently impossible.  That's fine for now--I simply
> disable that functionality in psutil.  But it is unfortunate, though,
> since the information is there.
> There are a couple avenues I could see to this.  The most "obvious"
> (to me) being to implement /proc/<pid>/environ.
> I would be willing to provide a patch for this if it would be
> accepted.  Is there some particular non-obvious hurdle to this that it
> hasn't been implemented?  Obviously there are security
> implications--the /proc/<pid>/environ should only be readable to the
> process's owner, but that is already within Cygwin's capabilities, and
> works for other /proc files.

Patch welcome.  Implementing this should be fairly straightforward.
The only hurdle is winsup/CONTRIBUTORS ;)


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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