Commit 740a5ddb authored by Cyrill Gorcunov's avatar Cyrill Gorcunov Committed by Linus Torvalds
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Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt: describe /proc/<pid>/map_files



[akpm@linux-foundation.org: tweaks]
Signed-off-by: default avatarCyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill@shutemov.name>
Cc: Calvin Owens <calvinowens@fb.com>
Cc: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@openvz.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent 10359213
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3.6 /proc/<pid>/comm & /proc/<pid>/task/<tid>/comm
3.7 /proc/<pid>/task/<tid>/children - Information about task children
3.8 /proc/<pid>/fdinfo/<fd> - Information about opened file
3.9 /proc/<pid>/map_files - Information about memory mapped files
4 Configuring procfs
4.1 Mount options
......@@ -1763,6 +1764,28 @@ pair provide additional information particular to the objects they represent.
with TIMER_ABSTIME option which will be shown in 'settime flags', but 'it_value'
still exhibits timer's remaining time.
3.9 /proc/<pid>/map_files - Information about memory mapped files
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This directory contains symbolic links which represent memory mapped files
the process is maintaining. Example output:
| lr-------- 1 root root 64 Jan 27 11:24 333c600000-333c620000 -> /usr/lib64/ld-2.18.so
| lr-------- 1 root root 64 Jan 27 11:24 333c81f000-333c820000 -> /usr/lib64/ld-2.18.so
| lr-------- 1 root root 64 Jan 27 11:24 333c820000-333c821000 -> /usr/lib64/ld-2.18.so
| ...
| lr-------- 1 root root 64 Jan 27 11:24 35d0421000-35d0422000 -> /usr/lib64/libselinux.so.1
| lr-------- 1 root root 64 Jan 27 11:24 400000-41a000 -> /usr/bin/ls
The name of a link represents the virtual memory bounds of a mapping, i.e.
vm_area_struct::vm_start-vm_area_struct::vm_end.
The main purpose of the map_files is to retrieve a set of memory mapped
files in a fast way instead of parsing /proc/<pid>/maps or
/proc/<pid>/smaps, both of which contain many more records. At the same
time one can open(2) mappings from the listings of two processes and
comparing their inode numbers to figure out which anonymous memory areas
are actually shared.
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Configuring procfs
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