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From: Andre Schmidt <>
To: Greg KH <>
Subject: Re: Simple system stats.
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2019 14:05:19 +0100
Message-ID: <20191102140519.1ebcb664@ALDOS> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sat, 2 Nov 2019 13:07:00 +0100
Greg KH <> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 02, 2019 at 12:51:05PM +0100, Andre Schmidt wrote:
> > Hello kernel space,
> > 
> > user space webmonkey here, tinkering on my home desktop setup and spelunking way too many rabbit holes... damn you source code! ;P
> > 
> > The other day i got frustrated with re-implementing parsing and calculation of /proc/stat and /proc/meminfo for my visual user interface experiments (in various languages), so i "created"* a kernel module that helps me with that (
> > 
> > But i could not get swap info in the kernel module, cause - i guess - it's not exported?
> > So i wonder, would/could upstream EXPORT_SYMBOL(si_swapinfo)?
> > If yes/maybe, where/how should i propose such change?
> Symbols and functions are only exported if an in-kernel-tree module
> needs it.  Sorry.
> What's wrong with parsing the existing exports of this value as-is?

do you mean i can get swap usage info in a kernel module without si_swapinfo?
(as seen here

or do you mean what is wrong with /proc/meminfo?

Andre Schmidt

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2019-11-02 11:51 Andre Schmidt
2019-11-02 12:07 ` Greg KH
2019-11-02 13:05   ` Andre Schmidt [this message]
2019-11-02 13:13     ` Greg KH
2019-11-02 13:56       ` Andre Schmidt

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