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Subject[patch 3/4] mm: document missing fields for /proc/meminfo
From: Miklos Szeredi <>

A few fields in /proc/meminfo were not documented. Fix.

Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <>
Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt | 21 +++++++++++++++++----
1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

Index: linux/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
--- linux.orig/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt 2008-03-18 19:27:43.000000000 +0100
+++ linux/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt 2008-03-18 19:41:40.000000000 +0100
@@ -463,11 +463,17 @@ SwapTotal: 0 kB
SwapFree: 0 kB
Dirty: 968 kB
Writeback: 0 kB
+AnonPages: 861800 kB
Mapped: 280372 kB
-Slab: 684068 kB
+Slab: 284364 kB
+SReclaimable: 159856 kB
+SUnreclaim: 124508 kB
+PageTables: 24448 kB
+NFS_Unstable: 0 kB
+Bounce: 0 kB
+WritebackTmp: 0 kB
CommitLimit: 7669796 kB
Committed_AS: 100056 kB
-PageTables: 24448 kB
VmallocTotal: 112216 kB
VmallocUsed: 428 kB
VmallocChunk: 111088 kB
@@ -503,8 +509,17 @@ VmallocChunk: 111088 kB
on the disk
Dirty: Memory which is waiting to get written back to the disk
Writeback: Memory which is actively being written back to the disk
+ AnonPages: Non-file backed pages mapped into userspace page tables
Mapped: files which have been mmaped, such as libraries
Slab: in-kernel data structures cache
+SReclaimable: Part of Slab, that might be reclaimed, such as caches
+ SUnreclaim: Part of Slab, that cannot be reclaimed on memory pressure
+ PageTables: amount of memory dedicated to the lowest level of page
+ tables.
+NFS_Unstable: NFS pages sent to the server, but not yet committed to stable
+ storage
+ Bounce: Memory used for block device "bounce buffers"
+WritebackTmp: Memory used by FUSE for temporary writeback buffers
CommitLimit: Based on the overcommit ratio ('vm.overcommit_ratio'),
this is the total amount of memory currently available to
be allocated on the system. This limit is only adhered to
@@ -531,8 +546,6 @@ Committed_AS: The amount of memory prese
above) will not be permitted. This is useful if one needs
to guarantee that processes will not fail due to lack of
memory once that memory has been successfully allocated.
- PageTables: amount of memory dedicated to the lowest level of page
- tables.
VmallocTotal: total size of vmalloc memory area
VmallocUsed: amount of vmalloc area which is used
VmallocChunk: largest contigious block of vmalloc area which is free

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