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SubjectRe: Thread Questions
On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Patrick Narkinsky wrote:
> Currently, working through /proc, we are
> seeing each thread as a separate process and are thus claiming that
> applications are using far more memory than they actually are.

I think Andi Kleen suggested something similar to this:

You could enhance a file /proc/<pid>/stat (or some other, or invent a new
one) to export a VM cookie (sorry, working with Mark made the word
"cookie" my favourite one and I can't think of a better :) which is
nothing other than a current->mm value, i.e. a kernel virtual
address. Then you can easily detect CLONE_VM threads.


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