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SubjectRe: Request for info on proc system update frequency

On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 12:31:24AM -0400, John Kacur wrote:
> I'm trying to understand how the proc file system works. In particular
> I'd like to know more about the algorithm by which the information is
> updated and how frequently.

It is "live": the file contents are generated on demand when you read
them. A very few proc files include time-averaged data (such as the
load average); everything else is absolutely uptodate.

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