porting an app that checks /proc/meminfo
brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Tue Jan 24 18:03:01 PST 2006
On Tue, Jan 24, 2006 at 03:56:57PM -0200, Rainer Alves wrote:
> Fernan Aguero wrote:
> >The program builds fine, but because it uses /proc/meminfo
> >to check for available memory, when you run it, it will
> >complain about the lack of /proc/meminfo and won't let you
> >do anything.
> >How does one gets the values of i) memory used by the
> >program/process and ii) amount of RAM available in the
> >computer without using /proc/meminfo in FreeBSD?
> Take a loot at sysutils/muse, which uses /dev/mem to gather this info:
Please don't do this. Really! There's no point in gratuitously
groveling around in the kernel's live memory image to get data you have
access to via unprivileged calls.
Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE.
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