Re: Shared memory quantity not being reflected by /proc/meminfo

From: Allan Duncan (
Date: Mon Jun 25 2001 - 05:19:33 EST

Christoph Rohland wrote:
> Hi Allan,
> On Sun, 24 Jun 2001, Allan Duncan wrote:
> > OK, it's fine by me if the "shared" under 2.2.x is not the same,
> > however in that case the field should not appear at all in meminfo,
> > rather than the current zero value, which leads lesser kernel
> > hackers like me up the garden path.
> This would probably break a lot of user space apps.

Then only break those that do a lousy parsing of meminfo and change the
heading line to "shared_is_not_real:" or somesuch?
Anyway, aren't the user apps being led up the garden path with the wrong
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