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Re: Privilege(s) needed to run top command

Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!

> This was complete nonsense.

> Actually, the problem was entirely in Cygwin's ps.exe, and it's a
> long-standing problem at that.

> While the Cygwin DLL collected the complete process list for ps, ps then
> didn't print any process it failed to call OpenProcess on.  These are a
> *lot* of processes and the result looked a lot like the list of
> processes in or connected to the current session.

> The reason for this behaviour was that the image path of a process could
> only be fetched when opening the process.  Today I found new
> functionality since Vista which allows to fetch the image path without
> having to open the process, so `ps -W' will print all processes again,
> just as in the good old XP times :}

Err, but why? PSAPI was available since… a long time since.
And it is public API except for isolated processes.

> Please try the latest snapshot from

> Make sure to use ps.exe from that snapshot since this time the ps
> executable is affected, not the Cygwin DLL itself.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 23:34:43

Sorry for my terrible english...

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