Bug 31718 - top/ps show deprecated 'shared' field on 2.4.x
Summary: top/ps show deprecated 'shared' field on 2.4.x
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: procps   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
: 31719 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-03-13 21:54 UTC by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-01 15:10:47 UTC
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Description Ed McKenzie 2001-03-13 21:54:36 UTC
Kernel 2.4 seems to have deprecated the 'shared' statistic, and top/ps now 
show zero for this value. IMHO, it would be best if they didn't show a 
statistic that isn't being computed.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2001-03-14 02:46:47 UTC
*** Bug 31719 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Preston Brown 2001-03-14 20:38:29 UTC
we will keep displaying shared because many scripts are parsing the output of 
/proc/meminfo or "free".  Removing the statistic would break this.

At least, that's what Michael K Johnson, procps maintainer, told me.

Comment 3 Ed McKenzie 2001-09-01 15:11:36 UTC
Shared mem is computed again as of linux-2.4.6.

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