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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.6.0-test4 -- add context switch counters
On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 06:18:07PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Peter Chubb <peterc@gelato.unsw.edu.au> wrote:
> >
> > Currently, the context switch counters reported by getrusage() are
> > always zero. The appended patch adds fields to struct task_struct to
> > count context switches, and adds code to do the counting.
> >
> > The patch adds 4 longs to struct task struct, and a single addition to
> > the fast path in schedule().
>
> OK... Why is this useful? A bit of googling doesn't show much interest in
> it.
>
> What apps should be reporting this info? /usr/bin/time?

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the list directory
Command exited with non-zero status 100
Command being timed: "apt-get update"
User time (seconds): 0.01
System time (seconds): 0.00
Percent of CPU this job got: 6%
Elapsed (wall clock) time (h:mm:ss or m:ss): 0:00.32

Average shared text size (kbytes): 0
Average unshared data size (kbytes): 0
Average stack size (kbytes): 0
Average total size (kbytes): 0

The averages might be nice...

Maximum resident set size (kbytes): 0

But the maximum would allow any polling app to do its polling less often.
As well as the averages above...

Average resident set size (kbytes): 0
Major (requiring I/O) page faults: 320
Minor (reclaiming a frame) page faults: 21
Voluntary context switches: 0

How can you have voluntary context switches in a preemptive environment?

Involuntary context switches: 0

Swaps: 0

Counting swaps would be nice too.

File system inputs: 0
File system outputs: 0
Socket messages sent: 0
Socket messages received: 0
Signals delivered: 0

Yes, yes, yes.

Page size (bytes): 4096
Exit status: 100


One more thing:
$ cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal: 320628 kB
MemFree: 5148 kB
Buffers: 8316 kB

Where'd shared go, and why didn't rmap start populating this value? It
should be there in the pte-chain lists...

Cached: 127140 kB
SwapCached: 0 kB
Active: 266212 kB
Inactive: 10608 kB
HighTotal: 0 kB
HighFree: 0 kB

Why is high(total|free) there in a non-highmem kernel? If this file were
more dynamic, then we wouldn't have apps that counted on the line number
instead of the first colum's value...
Ok, so that was two more... ;)

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