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SubjectRe: /proc/nzombies
On Sun, 27 Feb 2000, Mike A. Harris wrote:
>Ok, so I see your point, and agree that you do need to monitor
>the system with something. Doing so in-kernel is likely a nice
>easy way for you to do so, and that is fine. I don't think it is
>ok to put it in the mainstream kernel though, as it just ads
>more bloat. It would be useful for specific systems however.

"bloat"? It's two lines of code in the process exit path. That adds, what,
four cpu cylces to process termination? That's not bloat. The price of
tracking process zombies in the kernel is far, far less than tracking it
in user land.

I see no reason why this shouldn't be added as a configurable feature. If
you don't want it or need it, then don't compile it in.

--Ricky



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