On Sun, 3 Oct 2004, Justin Mason wrote:
> t: SHR -- Shared Mem size (kb)
> The amount of shared memory used by a task. It simply reflects
> memory that could be potentially shared with other processes.
>> but some investigation seems to indicate that on my 2.6.6 system,
> that *only* applies to code pages loaded from shared libraries;
> pages allocated on the heap are never listed in this field, even if
> they are unmodified and therefore, presumably, shared.
Sounds like top simply uses the VmLib value (and probably + VmExe
value) from /proc/<pid>/status, used the source? ;)
> Anyone got any good tips for ways to figure this out?
I dont think even the kernel knows ;) - well it used not to. With
rmap in the kernel, it now probably does, however I dont see any
obvious place where that information is exposed..
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