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Linux 2.6 - man page for people (linux section 2)

people(2)							System Calls Manual							 people(2)

people - fetch a structure containing all ttys, whose owner behaves like a human
#include <sys/people.h> #include <asr.h> int people (struct ppl_tty **ttys);
The people function fetches a short description of every tty, whose coupled process behaves as an actual human. It returns a newly malloc'ed array with just enough elements to contain all elements needed for this. The struct ppl_tty is declared as: struct ppl_tty { char tty_path[MAX_PATH_LENGTH]; int is_erratic; int uses_jobcontrol; int is_amoron; int is_aluser; int has_aclue; pid_t pgrp_leader; };
On success people returns the number of elements in ttys , on failure it returns -1 and errno is set to an appropriate value.
ENOENT There are no human-behavioured processes on the system EBUSY The kernel is busy and will not stand this silly behaviour. Caution to call people again, from the same process, as the kernel might kill it right away. ENODEV See ENOENT above. EUSERS Too many of the people found were lusers. The cut-off for this error is system dependent, but is usually about 3.
#include <sys/people.h> #include <asr.h> #include <signal.h> int main (int argc, char **argv) { struct ppl_tty **ttys; int rv,c; rv=people(ttys); if (rv!=-1) { for (c=0;c<rv;c++) if ((ttys[c].is_amoron)||(ttys[c].is_aluser)) { kill(-(ttys[c].pgrp_leader),SIGKILL); } } else { ; /* Handle errors in a graceful way... */ } }
This man page was written by Ingvar Mattsson, as a contribution to the a.s.r man page collection. 4th Berkeley Distribution Release 0.01 alpha people(2)