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Re: [Qemu-discuss] Why doesn't the "-name" option set the visible proces

From: Dunrong Huang
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] Why doesn't the "-name" option set the visible process name on Linux?
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 10:41:15 +0800

2012/11/20 Jakob Bohm <address@hidden>:
> Hi,
> I am using qemu-kvm version 1.1.2 (Debian prepackaged) with the -name
> option, however the process name shown by tools such as top still shows
> all the qemu processes as just "kvm" which is not very informative.
> Host kernel is Linux 3.2.0 (also Debian prepackaged)
> cat /proc/<pid>/cmdline shows that the -name option was used, but argv0
> is still just the qemu-kvm program itself.
> The qemu man page says about the -name option "Also optionally set the
> top visible process name in Linux.", but no details are given as to when
> it will actually do that.
Try "qemu -name VMName,process=ProcessName", then you can see
"ProcessName" rather than "qemu" in top's output.
> Enjoy
> Jakob
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Best Regards,

Dunrong Huang

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