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

On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Jeff Garzik 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.

it already has to create/destroy the main PID directory, so i cannot see a
big difference.

> 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.

yuck ...


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