[patch -rss] Make RSS accounting display more user friendly

Randy Dunlap rdunlap at xenotime.net
Tue Jul 10 08:29:04 PDT 2007


On Mon, 09 Jul 2007 21:44:31 -0700 Balbir Singh wrote:

> Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Sun, 2028-02-27 at 02:39 -0500, Balbir Singh wrote:
> > 
> >> I am not a CLUI expert, but rounding off bytes will something that
> >> the administrators will probably complain about. Since we manage
> >> the controller memory in pages, it might be the easiest unit to use.
> >> The output is totally different matter.
> >>
> >> Having said that, I am not opposed to your suggestion, I'll see if
> >> I can find good CLUI guidelines.
> > 
> > Pages are generally considered a bad unit for user-space exposed
> > parameters because a page can have a wide spectrum of sizes on some
> > machines.
> > 
> 
> Exactly!
> 
> > The typical unit used in its stead is KiB. Although I could imagine MiB
> > being more useful in this case :-)
> > 
> 
> I think a routine that can handle either KiB or MiB would probably be the best
> 
> > Perhaps a new proc parser that takes postfix [KMG] units would be
> > handy..
> > 
> 
> Hmm.. yes.. a library routine would be nice!

you mean something like lib/cmdline.c::memparse() ?

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