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Thursday, December 06, 2007
Display Linux kernel slab cache information in real time.
Linux has tons of frequently used objects in the kernel such as buffer heads, inodes, dentries, etc. and have their own cache. The file /proc/slabinfo (less /proc/slabinfo) gives statistics. It is possible that slab cache information can be used to debug kernel problems (see crash command man page for more info) more...