Slab: in /proc/meminfo not corrent in recent kernels?

Karel Zak kzak at
Fri Feb 4 07:53:29 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 23:07 -0700, Wes Shull wrote:
> Since sometime after build 1176 (IIRC), I've noticed that the KDE
> System Monitor tray applet (/usr/lib/kde3/ktimemon_panelapplet.*) has
> been reporting unbelievable amounts of memory used by the kernel.
> I finally got around to taking a gander at the source to figure it
> out...  in KSample::readSample() in
> kdeaddons-3.3.2/kicker-applets/ktimemon/, it adds the Slab: 

Does it read data from /proc/slabinfo? Which kernel?

The kernel 2.6.10 has a little different slabinfo format than old


Karel Zak <kzak at>

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