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authorMaxim Uvarov <muvarov@ru.mvista.com>2007-07-15 23:40:48 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-07-16 09:05:46 -0700
commitb663a79c191508f27cd885224b592a878c0ba0f6 (patch)
tree270a0472bf1fb0c7323ecb60ec68e40d02dcb1b4 /Documentation/accounting/taskstats-struct.txt
parenta6c15c2b0fbfd5c0a84f5f0e1e3f20f85d2b8692 (diff)
taskstats: add context-switch counters
Make available to the user the following task and process performance statistics: * Involuntary Context Switches (task_struct->nivcsw) * Voluntary Context Switches (task_struct->nvcsw) Statistics information is available from: 1. taskstats interface (Documentation/accounting/) 2. /proc/PID/status (task only). This data is useful for detecting hyperactivity patterns between processes. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: cleanup] Signed-off-by: Maxim Uvarov <muvarov@ru.mvista.com> Cc: Shailabh Nagar <nagar@watson.ibm.com> Cc: Balbir Singh <balbir@in.ibm.com> Cc: Jay Lan <jlan@engr.sgi.com> Cc: Jonathan Lim <jlim@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/accounting/taskstats-struct.txt b/Documentation/accounting/taskstats-struct.txt
index 661c797eaf7..8aa7529f825 100644
--- a/Documentation/accounting/taskstats-struct.txt
+++ b/Documentation/accounting/taskstats-struct.txt
@@ -22,6 +22,8 @@ There are three different groups of fields in the struct taskstats:
/* Extended accounting fields end */
Their values are collected if CONFIG_TASK_XACCT is set.
+4) Per-task and per-thread context switch count statistics
Future extension should add fields to the end of the taskstats struct, and
should not change the relative position of each field within the struct.
@@ -158,4 +160,8 @@ struct taskstats {
/* Extended accounting fields end */
+4) Per-task and per-thread statistics
+ __u64 nvcsw; /* Context voluntary switch counter */
+ __u64 nivcsw; /* Context involuntary switch counter */