Re: [patch 3/3] convert CONFIG tag for extended accounting routines

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Aug 03 2006 - 03:01:32 EST

On Wed, 02 Aug 2006 21:23:35 -0700
Jay Lan <jlan@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> +/**
> + * acct_update_integrals - update mm integral fields in task_struct
> + * @tsk: task_struct for accounting
> + */
> +void acct_update_integrals(struct task_struct *tsk)
> +{
> + if (likely(tsk->mm)) {
> + long delta =
> + cputime_to_jiffies(tsk->stime) - tsk->acct_stimexpd;

If a 32 architecture chooses to implement a 64-bit cputime_t, this
expression might go wrong for very long-running tasks and high HZ.

Perhaps we should do all this in terms of cputime_t and export everything
to userspace as u64?

> + if (delta == 0)
> + return;
> + tsk->acct_stimexpd = tsk->stime;
> + tsk->acct_rss_mem1 += delta * get_mm_rss(tsk->mm);
> + tsk->acct_vm_mem1 += delta * tsk->mm->total_vm;

It's a bit weird to be multiplying RSS by time. What unit is a "byte

If this is not a bug then I guess this is an intermediate term for
additional downstream processing. There is information loss here and I'd
have thought that it would be better to simply send `delta' and the rss
straight to userspace, let userspace work out what math it wants to perform
on it. If that makes sense?

I see that the code has been like this for a long time, so treat this as a
"please educate me about BSD accounting" email ;)

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