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authorLuis Garces-Erice <lge@ieee.org>2009-12-06 18:30:44 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-12-09 18:59:52 -0800
commite3cc2226e99cfadbf300dde892c4a16d742a0856 (patch)
tree88eb2361112f7147d11ccc04e3a511edd7a51078 /Documentation
parentbfc9dcabd513334c1d888ab66f7b7d84a3159571 (diff)
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 <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
index 4af0018533f2..94b9f2056f4c 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
@@ -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.