Commit 3568a1db authored by Jan Moskyto Matejka's avatar Jan Moskyto Matejka Committed by Linus Torvalds
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Documentation: update /proc/stat "intr" count summary

The sum at the beginning of line "intr" includes also unnumbered
interrupts.  It implies that the sum at the beginning isn't the sum
of the remainder of the line, not even an estimation.

Fixed the documentation to mention that.

This behaviour was added to /proc/stat in commit a2eddfa9

make /proc/stat account for all interrupts")
Signed-off-by: default avatarJan Moskyto Matejka <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent f76f133b
......@@ -1245,8 +1245,9 @@ second). The meanings of the columns are as follows, from left to right:
The "intr" line gives counts of interrupts serviced since boot time, for each
of the possible system interrupts. The first column is the total of all
interrupts serviced; each subsequent column is the total for that particular
interrupts serviced including unnumbered architecture specific interrupts;
each subsequent column is the total for that particular numbered interrupt.
Unnumbered interrupts are not shown, only summed into the total.
The "ctxt" line gives the total number of context switches across all CPUs.
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