Bug 16031 - slabinfo description inaccurate (out of date?)
slabinfo description inaccurate (out of date?)
Status: NEW
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: man-pages
All Linux
: P1 normal
Assigned To: documentation_man-pages@kernel-bugs.osdl.org
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Reported: 2010-05-22 21:44 UTC by bfields
Modified: 2013-09-10 16:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Tree: Mainline
Regression: No


Description bfields 2010-05-22 21:44:57 UTC
"man slabinfo" claims, for example, that the fifth column is "the  number  of  pages with at least one active object", when /proc/slabinfo on my (2.6.32) machine uses it for number of objects per slab.  Presumably the format it describes is outdated (example shows version 1.1, current is 2.1).

This is from Ubuntu (Lucid)'s 3.23-1.
Comment 1 Jorge Nerín 2013-09-10 16:50:14 UTC
As of man-pages 3.51 this is still the case, but perhaps the correct thing to do being it a kernel file should be to add a note directing users to read current /usr/src/linux/Documentation/vm/slub.txt and/or play with /usr/src/linux/tools/vm/slabinfo.c

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