|author||Jan Moskyto Matejka <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2014-05-15 13:55:34 -0700|
|committer||Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>||2014-05-25 12:39:00 -0700|
Documentation: update /proc/stat "intr" count summary
The sum at the beginning of line "intr" includes also unnumbered interrupts. It implies that the sum at the beginning isn't the sum of the remainder of the line, not even an estimation. Fixed the documentation to mention that. This behaviour was added to /proc/stat in commit a2eddfa95919 ("x86: make /proc/stat account for all interrupts") Signed-off-by: Jan Moskyto Matejka <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
index 8b9cd8eb3f91..264bcde0c51c 100644
@@ -1245,8 +1245,9 @@ second). The meanings of the columns are as follows, from left to right:
The "intr" line gives counts of interrupts serviced since boot time, for each
of the possible system interrupts. The first column is the total of all
-interrupts serviced; each subsequent column is the total for that particular
+interrupts serviced including unnumbered architecture specific interrupts;
+each subsequent column is the total for that particular numbered interrupt.
+Unnumbered interrupts are not shown, only summed into the total.
The "ctxt" line gives the total number of context switches across all CPUs.