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SubjectRe: [patch 1/3 take2] smaps: extract pte walker from smaps code
On Tue, 6 Feb 2007, David Rientjes wrote:

> Extracts the page table entry walker from the smaps-specific code in
> fs/proc/task_mmu.c. This will be used later for clearing the reference
> bits on pages to measure the number of pages accessed over a time period
> through /proc/pid/smaps.

Clearing reference bits? Ummm... That is a pretty inaccurate measure since
reclaim can remove pages and revert the reference bits. It can never work
reliably.

> The new struct pte_walker includes the struct vm_area_struct of the memory
> to walk over. Iteration begins at the start address and completes at the
> the end address. A pointer to another data structure may be stored in the
> private field such as the struct mem_size_stats, which acts as the smaps
> accumulator. For each page table entry in the VMA, the func function is
> called with the corresponding struct pte_walker, the pte_t, and its
> address.

Would it be possible to sync up with the people doing the page table
interface?

Could we somehow consolidate smaps and numa_maps?

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