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SubjectRe: [patch] procfs/procps threading performance speedup, 2.5.62

On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Ingo Molnar wrote:
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> Al says that this cannot be done sanely, and is fraught with security
> problems. I'd vote for it if it were possible. Al?

I seriously doubt it. It's all exactly the same as the _current_
/proc/<pid> stuff, it just shows up in a different place.

> but, if you worry about the scalability of large /proc directories - it's
> not bad at all.

I worry about the _sanity_ of it, and it basically makes no sense to
iterate over every single thread, when you should always be able to just
iterate over processes (and then within the process - only when you want
to - iterate over the threads of _that_ process).

Linus

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