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Re: Vista + cygwin basics

On Apr 21 02:17, Brian Dessent wrote:
> Brian Dessent wrote:
> > Right, I wasn't trying to imply that the location of the shared section
> > had anything to do with IL, just explaining why his elevated shell in
> > session 1 could see the processes of services in session 0 (i.e. because
> > the elevated session 1 could create the shared section in the global
> > namespace and read the cygwin process table.)
> Oh wait, I think I see what you're saying: that regardless of IL, the
> output of 'ps' depends solely on the Cygwin shared process table and not
> being able to open a process object.

Yep.  The problem is that there isn't one process table, but one
process table per session.

> But then, ps -W would depend on IL, since that includes non-Cygwin
> processes that aren't included in the Cygwin pid table, right?

Not IL, afaik.  It's all about session isolation.  Non-privileged users
can't see processes outside of their session.  That's also already the
case since at least Windows 2K3.


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