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SubjectRe: vmevent: question?
On Mon, 30 Apr 2012, Minchan Kim wrote:
> > What kind of consistency guarantees do you mean? The data sent to
> > userspace is always a snapshot of the state and therefore can be stale
> > by the time it reaches userspace.
>
> Consistency between component of snapshot.
> let's assume following as
>
> 1. User expect some events's value would be minus when event he expect happen.
> A : -3, B : -4, C : -5, D : -6
> 2. Logically, it's not possible to mix plus and minus values for the events.
> A : -3, B : -4, C : -5, D : -6 ( O )
> A : -3, B : -4, C : 1, D : 2 ( X )
>
> But in current implementation, some of those could be minus and some of those could be plus.
> Which event could user believe?
> At least, we need a _captured_ value when event triggered so that user can ignore other values.

Sorry, I still don't quite understand the problem.

The current implementation provides the same kind of snapshot consistency
as reading from /proc/vmstat does (modulo the fact that we read them
twice) for the values we support.

Pekka


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