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Change forked process' name

Posted on 2007-11-18
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Hi all

OS: RHEL4

Is there a way to change a forked process` name?

I have seen this behavior by a lot of daemons, and a daemon is what I'm making.

I have one main thread that listens for incoming connections, then spawns a child to deal with it. I would like the child to show up in TOP as

mydaemon serving <hostname>

Most I could find were some shady links on Google pertaining C programming.

Good luck!
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http://manpages.courier-mta.org/htmlman2/prctl.2.html
But it works for 2.6.9+
Otherwise You can't, except the following may (maybe) work http://www.uofr.net/~greg/processname.html
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