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Bug 31718 - top/ps show deprecated 'shared' field on 2.4.x
top/ps show deprecated 'shared' field on 2.4.x
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: procps (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Aaron Brown
: 31719 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-03-13 16:54 EST by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-01 11:10:47 EDT
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Description Ed McKenzie 2001-03-13 16:54:36 EST
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 2001-03-13 21:46:47 EST
*** Bug 31719 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Preston Brown 2001-03-14 15:38:29 EST
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 11:11:36 EDT
Shared mem is computed again as of linux-2.4.6.

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