Re: Broken /proc/meminfo ?

From: Andi Kleen (
Date: Sun Aug 27 2000 - 11:20:04 EST

On Sun, Aug 27, 2000 at 04:39:40PM +0200, Michael Zieger wrote:
> The "shared" and "MemShared" values show zeroes, and I didn't find
> any word whether it is intended or not, so I believe it's a bug.

It is intended, because it was too costly to compute these values
because the complete page tables have to be walked.
(on big memory machines it even lead to jumpy mouse pointers when
a memory monitor was accessing it once a second)

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