Re: /proc/meminfo changed: commercial programs no longer work

Pavel Machek (
Thu, 19 Jun 1997 16:46:29 +0200

> Hi all,
> I'm using a few commercial programs on Linux 2.1.42.
> But since the /proc changes somewhere in 2.1.40, the programs can no longer
> detect the right amount of free memory. (yes, they scanf /proc/meminfo)
> Would it be possible to include a compile option
> Version 2.0 /proc/meminfo
> or something else to be backward compatible ?

I agree. IMHO /proc/meminfo was changed too soon. I reversed that part
of patch and everything wors ok for me.

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