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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] Report the pagesize backing a VMA in /proc/pid/maps
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> This patch adds a new field for hugepage-backed memory regions to show the
> pagesize in /proc/pid/maps. While the information is available in smaps,
> maps is more human-readable and does not incur the cost of calculating Pss. An
> example of a /proc/self/maps output for an application using hugepages with
> this patch applied is;
>
> 08048000-0804c000 r-xp 00000000 03:01 49135 /bin/cat
> 0804c000-0804d000 rw-p 00003000 03:01 49135 /bin/cat
> 08400000-08800000 rw-p 00000000 00:10 4055 /mnt/libhugetlbfs.tmp.QzPPTJ (deleted) (hpagesize=4096kB)
> b7daa000-b7dab000 rw-p b7daa000 00:00 0
> b7dab000-b7ed2000 r-xp 00000000 03:01 116846 /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc-2.3.6.so
> b7ed2000-b7ed7000 r--p 00127000 03:01 116846 /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc-2.3.6.so
> b7ed7000-b7ed9000 rw-p 0012c000 03:01 116846 /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc-2.3.6.so
> b7ed9000-b7edd000 rw-p b7ed9000 00:00 0
> b7ee1000-b7ee8000 r-xp 00000000 03:01 49262 /root/libhugetlbfs-git/obj32/libhugetlbfs.so
> b7ee8000-b7ee9000 rw-p 00006000 03:01 49262 /root/libhugetlbfs-git/obj32/libhugetlbfs.so
> b7ee9000-b7eed000 rw-p b7ee9000 00:00 0
> b7eed000-b7f02000 r-xp 00000000 03:01 119345 /lib/ld-2.3.6.so
> b7f02000-b7f04000 rw-p 00014000 03:01 119345 /lib/ld-2.3.6.so
> bf8ef000-bf903000 rwxp bffeb000 00:00 0 [stack]
> bf903000-bf904000 rw-p bffff000 00:00 0
> ffffe000-fffff000 r-xp 00000000 00:00 0 [vdso]
>
> To be predictable for parsers, the patch adds the notion of reporting on VMA
> attributes by appending one or more fields that look like "(attribute)". This
> already happens when a file is deleted and the user sees (deleted) after the
> filename. The expectation is that existing parsers will not break as those
> that read the filename should be reading forward after the inode number
> and stopping when it sees something that is not part of the filename.
> Parsers that assume everything after / is a filename will get confused by
> (hpagesize=XkB) but are already broken due to (deleted).
>
> Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
> Signed-off-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>

This patch is nicer and cleaner than my version.
Thanks! mel.






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