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SubjectRe: [PATCH] A new entry for /proc
On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 20:41:31 +0000 (GMT), Hugh Dickins <> wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Feb 2005, Mauricio Lin wrote:
> > Now I am testing with /proc/pid/smaps and the values are showing that
> > the old one is faster than the new one. So I will keep using the old
> > smaps version.
> Sorry, I don't have time for more than the briefest look.
> It appears that your old resident_mem_size method is just checking
> pte_present, whereas your new smaps_pte_range method is also doing
> pte_page (yet no prior check for pfn_valid: wrong) and checking
> !PageReserved i.e. accessing the struct page corresponding to each
> pte. So it's not a fair comparison, your new method is accessing
> many more cachelines than your old method.
> Though it's correct to check pfn_valid and !PageReserved to get the
> same total rss as would be reported elsewhere, I'd suggest that it's
> really not worth the overhead of those struct page accesses: just
> stick with the pte_present test.
So, I can remove the PageReserved macro without no problems, right?

> Your smaps_pte_range is missing pte_unmap?
Yes, but I already fixed this problem. Paul Mundt has checked the
unmap missing.


Let me perform new experiments now.


Mauricio Lin.
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