Your message dated Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:04:37 +0200
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has caused the Debian Bug report #741360,
regarding proc(5): statm "share" badly described
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Package: manpages
Version: 3.44-1
Severity: minor

proc(5) says:

              Provides information about memory usage, measured in pages.  The
              columns are:

                  size       total program size
                             (same as VmSize in /proc/[pid]/status)
                  resident   resident set size
                             (same as VmRSS in /proc/[pid]/status)
                  share      shared pages (from shared mappings)

Actually the "share" value doesn't count all shared pages mapped by the
process: it only counts *resident* shared pages.  It should be documented
as such.  The current documentation makes it look as though one can
subtract share from size to find out how much unshared memory the process
uses, but actually doing so gives a bogus figure.  I'm currently debugging
some code (the Perl module Apache::SizeLimit) that makes that mistake.


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Version: 4.08-1


this bug should be fixed with the latest upload of manpages.


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