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SubjectRe: [Patch] proc: fill 'lib' field in /proc/<pid>/statm
Hugh Dickins wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Dec 2009, Amerigo Wang wrote:
>> Currently, the 'lib' field of /proc/<pid>/statm is
>> always 0, we should fill it with the right value,
>> the same with 'VmLib'.
> The right value (if you're looking for consistency with Linux 2.4)
> is the number of currently resident "library" pages: and we don't
> know that number - we can't even define what a library is.

Hmm, the current algorithm is just kicking out text size of itself
from ->exec_vm, it really makes some sense, but not always.

> We could add some code to make it show the same bogus number as
> we show somewhere else, but it has said 0 ever since 2.5.37: so
> I don't think it's worth a line of code myself, but bow to others.

If you mean 'VmLib' in /proc/<pid>/status, this is the same with it.

>> Signed-off-by: WANG Cong <>
>> Cc: Eric W. Biederman <>
>> Cc: Alexey Dobriyan <>
>> Cc: Al Viro <>
>> Cc: Mel Gorman <>
>> Cc:
> What does alarm me is that you think this is fit for -stable!

Oh, sorry, I thought missing this field is a mistake...


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