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SubjectRe: [patch] procfs/procps threading performance speedup, 2.5.62
On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 06:14:38PM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > It would just be _so_ much nicer if the threads would show up as
> > subdirectories ie /proc/<tgid>/<tid>/xxx. More scalable, more readable,
> > and just generally more sane.
>
> Al says that this cannot be done sanely, and is fraught with security
> problems. I'd vote for it if it were possible. Al?

Having the kernel automatically manage creation/destruction of
directories is the sticking point, AFAIK.

Why not use the "squid method"? Create directories 00..FF, and sort the
pids/tids into buckets that way. Then you are not creating and
destroying directories all the time.

Jeff



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