Hey all,

I'm slightly confused as to something regarding the /proc filesystem and root.

I was under the impression that root should should have full level access to everything on the machine. However, this doesn't seem to be the case with my system. Specifically, ./proc/6

Now, the voice in the back of my head is saying that for some odd reason I'm not supposed to be able to touch these things because they're a 'process running'? I don't know. Probably because I haven't been able to find out enough about what the hell is in /proc due to the fact my big-book-o-linux is on loan to a far needier soul. I'm just confused because I have not problem accessing anything else in my proc directory structure.

Should I be able to access these things as root, and if yes, any ideas as to why I can't?