how to map MS process id to SM process id?

Chris W. Parker cparker at SWATGEAR.COM
Sat Jun 7 00:34:34 IST 2003

Matt Kettler <mailto:mkettler at EVI-INC.COM> wrote:

> At 03:01 PM 6/6/2003 -0700, Chris W. Parker wrote:
> > Hello.
> > 
> > When checking the maillog I'd like to be able to pull all the
> > records pertaining to a certain mail. Is there a way to map the
> > sendmail process id to the MS process id that is handling that mail?
> > 
> > Let me know if I haven't made sense.
> Process ID's are assigned by the OS itself, and there's no repeatable
> relationship between the PID of one process and the PID of another.
> Yes most Linux distros assign them in a counting order, but there's
> no way to be certain that two processes were started one right after
> the other without anything else starting in the middle.

Damn. That's what I thought. I was just hoping there'd be a way around that. Oh well. Thanks for explaining everything.


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