> > Frankly, I was trying to see whether an external process reading
> > on somebody else's /proc/n/note would make any sense. One thing
> > that I wanted to implement was a "note thief" process that would
> > constantly read on a target's /proc/n/note and handle the notes
> > externally using a different kind of IPC to communicate with
> > the target. Am I dreaming? Would this be completely impossible
> > to implement using /proc/n/note ?

> If proc n needs to know about this design, then could
> you just always direct the notes to the "thief?" Or
> if the thief were a little file server, could you bind
> the file he listens to on top of /proc/n/note?

the kernel would not notice this binding.

- erik