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SubjectRe: [Patch 0/6] statistics infrastructure
On 5/20/06, Balbir Singh <> wrote:
> On 5/19/06, Andrew Morton <> wrote:
> > Martin Peschke <> wrote:
> > >
> > > My patch series is a proposal for a generic implementation of statistics.
> >
> > This uses debugfs for the user interface, but the
> > per-task-delay-accounting-*.patch series from Balbir creates an extensible
> > netlink-based system for passing instrumentation results back to userspace.
> >
> > Can this code be converted to use those netlink interfaces, or is Balbir's
> > approach unsuitable, or hasn't it even been considered, or what?
> >
> >
Hi, Martin/Andrew,

I am resending this email, my mailer got crazy and sent out HTML (sorry!)

I have seen the patches around, but I've had no time to review them. I
was planning to do so this weekend.

The main difference I see, like you pointed out is the netlink
interface vs debugfs. I think the netlink approach is more suitable
(there is no need to mount a filesystem and create files followed by
frequent open/read/close operations). Just one netlink socket should
do the trick. The event subscription mechanism in netlink is very
useful as well.

Martin, could you please take a look at the taskstats interface and
see if it is possible to make use of them?

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