|author||Luis Garces-Erice <email@example.com>||2009-12-06 18:30:44 -0800|
|committer||Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2009-12-09 18:59:52 -0800|
Doc: better explanation of procs_running
the description in Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt of the procs_running entry in /proc/stat is confusing (according to that description, it looks as if procs_running could only be a number between 0 and the number of CPUs). Changed it to a more accurate description in the patch attached. Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
index 4af0018533f2..94b9f2056f4c 100644
@@ -1089,8 +1089,8 @@ The "processes" line gives the number of processes and threads created, which
includes (but is not limited to) those created by calls to the fork() and
clone() system calls.
-The "procs_running" line gives the number of processes currently running on
+The "procs_running" line gives the total number of threads that are
+running or ready to run (i.e., the total number of runnable threads).
The "procs_blocked" line gives the number of processes currently blocked,
waiting for I/O to complete.