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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] Add /proc/<pid>/numa_vamaps for numa node information
On Thu 03-05-18 15:39:49, prakash.sangappa wrote:
> On 05/03/2018 11:03 AM, Christopher Lameter wrote:
> > On Tue, 1 May 2018, Prakash Sangappa wrote:
> >
> > > For analysis purpose it is useful to have numa node information
> > > corresponding mapped address ranges of the process. Currently
> > > /proc/<pid>/numa_maps provides list of numa nodes from where pages are
> > > allocated per VMA of the process. This is not useful if an user needs to
> > > determine which numa node the mapped pages are allocated from for a
> > > particular address range. It would have helped if the numa node information
> > > presented in /proc/<pid>/numa_maps was broken down by VA ranges showing the
> > > exact numa node from where the pages have been allocated.
> > Cant you write a small script that scans the information in numa_maps and
> > then displays the total pages per NUMA node and then a list of which
> > ranges have how many pages on a particular node?
> Don't think we can determine which numa node a given user process
> address range has pages from, based on the existing 'numa_maps' file.

yes we have. See move_pages...

> > > reading this file will not be restricted(i.e requiring CAP_SYS_ADMIN).
> > So a prime motivator here is security restricted access to numa_maps?
> No it is the opposite. A regular user should be able to determine
> numa node information.

Well, that breaks the layout randomization, doesn't it?
Michal Hocko

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