[Devel] Re: [RFC][PATCH 00/10] taskstats: Enhancements for precise accounting

Balbir Singh balbir at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Sep 28 01:17:32 PDT 2010

* Andrew Morton <akpm at linux-foundation.org> [2010-09-27 13:02:56]:

> > Good point. It is not really necessary. I started development using the
> > netlink code. Therefore I first added the new command in the netlink
> > code. I also thought, it would be a good idea to provide all netlink
> > commands over the procfs interface to be consistent.
> Maybe we should have delivered taskstats over procfs from day one.

The intention was to provide taskstats over a scalable backend to deal
with a large amount of data, including exit notifications. We provided
some information like blkioi delay data on proc, but not the whole structure. 

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