Re: Format of /proc/sys/vm - files?
Mon, 1 Apr 96 23:00 BST


On Sat, 30 Mar 1996 17:37:05 +0100 (MET), (Thomas Konig) said:

> What's the format of the /proc/sys/vm - files?
> Freepages is fairly clearly documented in the kernel sources, but I
> can't find a good description of the other files and parameters.

/proc/sys/vm/bdflush is a mirror of the parameters used by bdflush;
they are documented in linux/fs/buffer.c and in "update -h".

kswapd and swapctl will probably change in the near future as they
stabilise, so don't rely on them. That's why they aren't documented


Stephen Tweedie <>
Department of Computer Science, Edinburgh University, Scotland.