Re: size of files in /proc

Mike A. Harris (
Sat, 16 May 1998 11:00:28 -0400 (EDT)

On 16 May 1998, Thomas Quinot wrote:

> >Yes, the obvious example is /proc/kcore and that is widely used for
> >debugging as:
> Well, /proc/kcore already reports its actual size...

And it isn't about to change at runtime either. That is the size
of installed memory. I've yet to see a single person
successfully insert or remove a SIMM/DIMM while a machine was
running. If they did, and it was successful, the linux code will
update the filesize. ;o)

I'll only accept as proof that it doesnt either:

1) In person watching someone pull out or insert a SIMM/DIMM to a
live machine, then type "ls -l /proc".

2) Videotape showing the same.


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