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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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