File Polling (Rereading)

Daniel Mueller da_mueller at
Thu Oct 21 17:24:09 CEST 2004

Peter Hansen wrote:

> Why?  Do you have any evidence that you have a performance problem
> related to reading the data from these pseudo-files?  (I'm guessing
> that you think they are real files on your hard drive, but even
> if that were the case, you probably haven't measured the access
> or read times to prove that you actually *have* a problem.)

Yeah i know that /proc is a virtual filesystem. And yes i know that the 
files always have the pressent timestamp.

Well the application uses up to 10% of CPU power with every poll... is 
that a normal amount??


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