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SubjectRe: PROPOSAL: dot-proc interface [was: /proc stuff]

On Sun, 4 Nov 2001, [iso-8859-1] Jakob ьstergaard wrote:

> > If you feel it's too hard to write use scanf(), use sh, awk, perl
> > etc. which all have their own implementations that appear to have
> > served UNIX quite well for a long while.
> Witness ten lines of vmstat output taking 300+ millions of clock cycles.

Would the esteemed sir care to check where these cycles are spent?
How about "traversing page tables of every damn process out there"?
Doesn't sound like a string operation to me...

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