Linux /proc File System Kernel Configuration File


It will provide the detail information about
Running Process

All the files under /proc is viewed by the cat vi command.
/proc/<PID> it contain the information about the running process – used command ps, top
Example if you run the httpd service it has 2843 process id these directory located in the /proc/2843

/proc/cpuinfo it contains the information about regarding CPU related.

/prc/mdstat it contain the information about RAID about md device – mdadm

/proc/meminfo , /proc/swaps– it contain the information about memory usage – free vmstat

/proc/modules have the list of modules it can be view by the lsmod command.

/proc/mounts contain the mounted file system information – mount

/proc/partitions have partition info

/proc/net contain the information about networking Informaiton – ifconfig ,netstat

/proc/version Linux kernel version uname –v

/proc/sys/kernel/hostname system hostname

/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward IP forwarding on or off

File system Information

To Change the Proc Kernel Entries

#echo 2> /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches. [clear PAGECACHE, DENTRIES, and INODES ]
#echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward [ To ENABLE IP Forwarding]
(or) net.ipv4.ip_forward = 1 Line into /etc/sysctl.conf

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