[Bug 3835] New: The 'ps' command doesn't show real thread names

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Mon Jun 6 01:01:16 UTC 2011


https://bugs.busybox.net/show_bug.cgi?id=3835

           Summary: The 'ps' command doesn't show real thread names
           Product: Busybox
           Version: 1.18.x
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P5
         Component: Other
        AssignedTo: unassigned at busybox.net
        ReportedBy: daniel.ng1234 at gmail.com
                CC: busybox-cvs at busybox.net
   Estimated Hours: 0.0


Created attachment 3373
  --> https://bugs.busybox.net/attachment.cgi?id=3373
Test program makes a thread and loops forever

1) Run the attached test program which generates a thread that loops forever

2) Run 'busybox ps -T'. Note how the thread generated in the test program is
just listed as './main' rather than its real thread name 'DansThread'. This
would make it difficult to analyse an application with multiple threads because
the real name of each individual thread would not be shown.

ie. 'busybox ps -T' currently shows:

./main
./main
./main
./main


The fixed version of 'busybox ps -T' would show:

DansThread
FredsThread
FooThread
BarThread

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