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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: show stats for non-default hugepage sizes in /proc/meminfo
On Mon 13-11-17 16:33:05, Roman Gushchin wrote:
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> IMO, /proc/meminfo should give a user a high-level overview of memory usage
> in the system, without a need to look into other places. Of course, we always
> have some amount of unaccounted memory, but it shouldn't be measured in Gb,
> as in this case.

Well, this is not so easy. There can be _a lot_ of unaccounted memory.
Gbs is not something unheard of (fs metadata directly allocated by the
page allocator, network buffers, you name it). Unlike those the hugetlb
requires an explicit admin interaction. Especially for the non-default
hugetlb page sizes.

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Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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