Re: [rfc 0/2] Introducing VmFlags field into smaps output

From: Pavel Emelyanov
Date: Mon Oct 22 2012 - 16:50:48 EST

On 10/22/2012 11:29 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:14:52 +0400
> Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi guys, during c/r sessions we've found that there is no way at
>> the moment to fetch some VMA associated flags, such as mlock()
>> and madvise(), thus the patches in this series intorduce new field
>> into "smaps" output called VmFlags where all flags associated with
>> the particular VMA is shown in two letter mnemonic.
>> Strictly speaking for c/r we only need mlock/madvise bits but it
>> has been said that providing just a few flags looks somehow inconsistent.
>> So all flags are here now.
>> Please review. Comments and complains are quite welcome!
> Sigh, it's still a pretty nasty-looking interface. Better ideas are
> welcomed.

Maybe just a string of two-letter short names like

VmFlags: rd wr sh sr


I.e. in a way flags line looks in cpuinfo file.

> I joined the patches into one, massaged the changelog a bit and added a
> couple more paragraphs explaining why we're doing this to ourselves.
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