Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm trying to debug why certain things aren't working in my koding VM, and first I'm trying to debug why I'm getting permission denied errors.

I'm fairly experienced with ubuntu, having it installed for four years on my laptop, and this is something I can't seem to figure out/find.

Here is one command I'm running:

tyzoid@vm-0:~$ sudo -s
root@vm-0:/index# find / > index
find: `/proc/tty/driver': Permission denied
find: `/proc/150/task/150/fd': Permission denied
find: `/proc/150/task/150/fdinfo': Permission denied
find: `/proc/150/task/150/ns': Permission denied
find: `/proc/150/fd': Permission denied
find: `/proc/150/map_files': Permission denied
find: `/proc/150/fdinfo': Permission denied
find: `/proc/150/ns': Permission denied
find: `/proc/162/task/162/fd': Permission denied
find: `/proc/162/task/162/fdinfo': Permission denied

I can't seem to figure out why, after running as root, find still doesn't have access to certain folders.

There are also similar errors trying to restart apache (both as root and using sudo - which is why I'm investigating this in the first place)

Here is the ls of /proc/:

Thanks in advance for anyone that can figure this out.

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

I am not sure what are they doing, but it is as if these were shared resources (analogous to nfs mounts with root_squash set) and they are actually elsewhere, not owned by your vm. thus root has no right to them. the administrators must have reasons to prevent your access. however these are just information that you should be using userspace programs such as ps to query so should not affect the vm usability.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .