Re: 2.5.46-mm2

From: William Lee Irwin III (
Date: Mon Nov 11 2002 - 02:43:17 EST

On Sun, Nov 10, 2002 at 08:58:28AM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
>> It could be the procps thing? `tiobench --threads 256' shows
>> up as a single process in top and ps due to the new thread
>> consolidation feature. If you run `ps auxm' or hit 'H' in top,
>> all is revealed. Not my fave feature that.

On Sun, Nov 10, 2002 at 11:37:25PM -0500, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
> The feature is both buggy (both false consolidation and failure
> to consolidate) and slow. While I do eventually need to add the
> feature, I'm not doing so until it can be implemented properly.
> So go ahead and enjoy procps-3.1.0 without it:

This is not caused by userspace. This is a direct consequence of the
quadratic get_pid_list().

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