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@@ -40,6 +40,7 @@ Table of Contents
3.4 /proc/<pid>/coredump_filter - Core dump filtering settings
3.5 /proc/<pid>/mountinfo - Information about mounts
3.6 /proc/<pid>/comm & /proc/<pid>/task/<tid>/comm
+ 3.7 /proc/<pid>/task/<tid>/children - Information about task children
4 Configuring procfs
4.1 Mount options
@@ -310,6 +311,11 @@ Table 1-4: Contents of the stat files (as of 2.6.30-rc7)
start_data address above which program data+bss is placed
end_data address below which program data+bss is placed
start_brk address above which program heap can be expanded with brk()
+ arg_start address above which program command line is placed
+ arg_end address below which program command line is placed
+ env_start address above which program environment is placed
+ env_end address below which program environment is placed
+ exit_code the thread's exit_code in the form reported by the waitpid system call
The /proc/PID/maps file containing the currently mapped memory regions and
@@ -743,6 +749,7 @@ Committed_AS: 100056 kB
VmallocTotal: 112216 kB
VmallocUsed: 428 kB
VmallocChunk: 111088 kB
+AnonHugePages: 49152 kB
MemTotal: Total usable ram (i.e. physical ram minus a few reserved
bits and the kernel binary code)
@@ -776,6 +783,7 @@ VmallocChunk: 111088 kB
Dirty: Memory which is waiting to get written back to the disk
Writeback: Memory which is actively being written back to the disk
AnonPages: Non-file backed pages mapped into userspace page tables
+AnonHugePages: Non-file backed huge pages mapped into userspace page tables
Mapped: files which have been mmaped, such as libraries
Slab: in-kernel data structures cache
SReclaimable: Part of Slab, that might be reclaimed, such as caches
@@ -996,7 +1004,6 @@ Table 1-9: Network info in /proc/net
snmp SNMP data
sockstat Socket statistics
tcp TCP sockets
- tr_rif Token ring RIF routing table
udp UDP sockets
unix UNIX domain sockets
wireless Wireless interface data (Wavelan etc)
@@ -1577,6 +1584,23 @@ then the kernel's TASK_COMM_LEN (currently 16 chars) will result in a truncated
comm value.
+3.7 /proc/<pid>/task/<tid>/children - Information about task children
+This file provides a fast way to retrieve first level children pids
+of a task pointed by <pid>/<tid> pair. The format is a space separated
+stream of pids.
+Note the "first level" here -- if a child has own children they will
+not be listed here, one needs to read /proc/<children-pid>/task/<tid>/children
+to obtain the descendants.
+Since this interface is intended to be fast and cheap it doesn't
+guarantee to provide precise results and some children might be
+skipped, especially if they've exited right after we printed their
+pids, so one need to either stop or freeze processes being inspected
+if precise results are needed.
Configuring procfs