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android – What is the meaning of pid, uid and gids in Logcat Message?

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Questions:

I get the following message in Android Logcat
I/ActivityManager(59): Start proc com.abc.xyz:mnp for service com.abc.xyz/.contact.SomeService: pid=31198 uid=10036 gids={3003, 1015}.

What are the meanings of pid, uid and gids and numbers in front of them here?

How to&Answers:

These are standard Linux terms:

  • pid = process ID
  • uid = user ID of the application that owns that process
  • gid = group IDs of the application that owns that process