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Re: Heads up: moving some uvmexp stat to being per-cpu

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 7:07 AM, David Holland 
<> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 08:49:14PM -0800, Matt Thomas wrote:
>  > I have a fairly large but mostly simple patch which changes the
>  > stats collected in uvmexp for faults, intrs, softs, syscalls, and
>  > traps from 32 bit to 64 bits and puts them in cpu_data (in
>  > cpu_info).  This makes more accurate and a little cheaper to update
>  > on 64bit systems.
> Would this be a good opportunity to retire the sysctl that returns the
> non-ABI-stable uvmexp, or perhaps change its name to indicate that
> it's not stable/supported?
> --
> David A. Holland

Hi, in my humble opinion, retiring the exported uvmexp would be a good move,
it carries counters for highly page-out-algorithm specific events,
that might change if those algorithms are tuned changed,
and such changes shouldn't break the ABI.


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