prctl - Process control operations

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name prctl
Package version 1.6
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 50 B
Download size 7.58 KB
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prctl is a tool to query and modify process behavior.  Supported process
behavior is handling of unaligned memory access, handling of floating
point software assist faults and machine check memory corruption kill
policy.  Some of this functionality is supported by the kernel only on
a subset of architectures.


Package Version Architecture Repository
prctl_1.6-1_i386.deb 1.6 i386 Ubuntu Universe
prctl - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3.4


Type URL
Binary Package prctl_1.6-1_amd64.deb
Source Package prctl

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install prctl deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install prctl




2014-02-27 - Khalid Aziz <>
prctl (1.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version (added support for machine check memory
corruption kill policy)
* Updated package description in control and watch files, and
maintainer's contact information. Clarified this software is
distributed under GPL v2.
* Converted to use quilt for patches
* Added patch to update to include CPPFLAGS and LDFLAGS
correctly to incorporate hardening rules.
2006-05-24 - Khalid Aziz <>
prctl (1.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
* Enabled building on any architecture (closes: Bug#354475)
2005-12-20 - Khalid Aziz <>
prctl (1.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added hppa to supported architectures
* Cleaned up package warnings
2004-04-21 - Khalid Aziz <>
prctl (1.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Added "always-signal" option to --unaligned for ia64.
* upstream taking over as package maintainer (in NM queue)
2002-01-27 - Bdale Garbee <>
prctl (1.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release.

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