lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2000]   [Aug]   [28]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: Broken /proc/meminfo ?
On Sun, Aug 27, 2000 at 06:20:04PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 27, 2000 at 04:39:40PM +0200, Michael Zieger wrote:
> > The "shared" and "MemShared" values show zeroes, and I didn't find
> > any word whether it is intended or not, so I believe it's a bug.
>
> It is intended, because it was too costly to compute these values
> because the complete page tables have to be walked.
> (on big memory machines it even lead to jumpy mouse pointers when
> a memory monitor was accessing it once a second)

can't we set them to -1 instead? i think people are more likely to
understand that -1 is `can't answer question' then 0.

--
Revolutions do not require corporate support.
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 12:38    [W:0.043 / U:0.344 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site