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SubjectRe: [RFC] process /proc/PID/smaps vs /proc/PID/smaps_rollup
On (20/09/29 11:05), Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> Hello,
>
> One of our unprivileged daemon process needs process PSS info. That
> info is usually available in /proc/PID/smaps on per-vma basis, on
> in /proc/PID/smaps_rollup as a bunch of accumulated per-vma values.
> The latter one is much faster and simpler to get, but, unlike smaps,
> smaps_rollup requires PTRACE_MODE_READ, which we don't want to
> grant to our unprivileged daemon.
>
> So the question is - can we get, somehow, accumulated PSS info from
> a non-privileged process? (Iterating through all process' smaps
> vma-s consumes quite a bit of CPU time). This is related to another
> question - why do smaps and smaps_rollup have different permission
> requirements?

Hold on, seems that I misread something, /proc/PID/smaps is also
unavailable. So the question is, then, how do we get PSS info of
a random user-space process from an unprivileged daemon?

-ss

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