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Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 22:45:07 +0300
From: Pekka Enberg <>
To: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: Vasiliy Kulikov <>, Andrew Morton <>,, Kees Cook <>, 
	Cyrill Gorcunov <>, Al Viro <>, 
	Christoph Lameter <>, Matt Mackall <>,,, Dan Rosenberg <>, Theodore Tso <>, 
	Alan Cox <>, Jesper Juhl <>
Subject: Re: Re: [RFC PATCH 2/2] mm: restrict access to /proc/slabinfo

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 10:18 PM, Pekka Enberg <> wrote:
>> Having some aggregate number in /proc/meminfo would probably be fine.
>> And yes, we probably should avoid giving page-level granularity in
>> /proc/meminfo too. Do it in megabytes instead. None of the information
>> there is really relevant at a page level, everybody just wants rough
>> aggregates.
> We have this in /proc/meminfo:
> Slab:              20012 kB
> Or did you mean something even more specific?

Oh, sorry, I completely misread what you wrote above. Sure, we can
round the numbers into megabytes without breaking the ABI.


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