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KernelTrap: Comprehensive System Accounting

Aug 29, 2004, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Jay Lan of SGI mailed a set of four patches to the lkml that provide CSA, or Comprehensive System Accounting for the Linux kernel. Andrew Morton noted that he was able to review the patch for its technical merits, however explaining that more importantly, 'I am 100% not in a position to judge whether Linux needs Comprehensive System Accounting, nor am I able to define what the requirements for such a thing should be.' To those that need what is provided by CSA, Andrew said, 'we're going to need help from you, and from all the other stakeholders in judging how useful this feature is to Linux implementors and how well this implementation meets the (unknown) requirements.' Specifically, he asked that those needing this functionality speak up to explain what functionality is required, and how well SGI's patch meets those requirements. Additionally, he asked for detailed comparisons to any alternative implementations..."

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