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    SubjectRe: system call for process information?
    On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, george anzinger wrote:

    > Is it REALLY necessary to prevent them from seeing an
    > inconsistent state? Seems to me that in the total picture (i.e.
    > system wide) they will never see a consistent state, so why be
    > concerned with a small corner of the system.

    You're right. All we need to make sure of is that the address
    space we want to print info about doesn't go away while we're
    reading the stats ...

    (I think ... but we'll need to look at the procfs code in more


    Linux MM bugzilla:

    Virtual memory is like a game you can't win;
    However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

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