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From: Nick Andrew <nick@nick-andrew.net>
To: trivial@kernel.org
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@openvz.org>,
	Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>,
	Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>,
	Paul Menage <menage@google.com>, Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>,
	Valdis Kletnieks <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu>
Subject: [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 2/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - TASKSTATS
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 11:49:56 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080222-114832-init-kconfig-2@tull.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080219140609.GA26619@tull.net>

Rewrite the help descriptions for clarity, accuracy and consistency.

Kernel config options affected:

  - TASKSTATS
  - TASK_DELAY_ACCT
  - TASK_XACCT
  - TASK_IO_ACCOUNTING

Signed-off-by: Nick Andrew <nick@nick-andrew.net>
---
Try #3.

--- a/init/Kconfig	2008-02-20 09:34:48.000000000 +1100
+++ b/init/Kconfig	2008-02-20 09:35:28.000000000 +1100
@@ -177,42 +177,52 @@ config TASKSTATS
 	depends on NET
 	default n
 	help
-	  Export selected statistics for tasks/processes through the
-	  generic netlink interface. Unlike BSD process accounting, the
-	  statistics are available during the lifetime of tasks/processes as
-	  responses to commands. Like BSD accounting, they are sent to user
-	  space on task exit.
+	  Taskstats is a netlink-based interface for sending per-task
+	  and per-process statistics from the kernel to userspace.
 
-	  Say N if unsure.
+	  Unlike BSD process accounting, the statistics are available
+	  during the lifetime of tasks/processes as responses to
+	  commands. Like BSD accounting, they are sent to user space on
+	  task exit.
+
+	  Netlink is a type of network socket used to transfer data
+	  between the kernel and user space. For more information on
+	  Netlink see <http://qos.ittc.ku.edu/netlink/html/index.html>
+
+	  See <file:Documentation/accounting/taskstats.txt> for more
+	  information on taskstats.
+
+	  If unsure, say N.
 
 config TASK_DELAY_ACCT
 	bool "Enable per-task delay accounting (EXPERIMENTAL)"
 	depends on TASKSTATS
 	help
-	  Collect information on time spent by a task waiting for system
-	  resources like cpu, synchronous block I/O completion and swapping
-	  in pages. Such statistics can help in setting a task's priorities
-	  relative to other tasks for cpu, io, rss limits etc.
+	  Also collect information on time spent by a task waiting for
+	  system resources like CPU, synchronous block I/O completion and
+	  swapping in pages. Such statistics can help in setting a task's
+	  priorities relative to other tasks for CPU, I/O, RSS limits etc.
 
-	  Say N if unsure.
+	  If unsure, say N.
 
 config TASK_XACCT
 	bool "Enable extended accounting over taskstats (EXPERIMENTAL)"
 	depends on TASKSTATS
 	help
-	  Collect extended task accounting data and send the data
-	  to userland for processing over the taskstats interface.
+	  Also collect extended task accounting data and send
+	  the data to userland for processing over the taskstats
+	  interface.
 
-	  Say N if unsure.
+	  If unsure, say N.
 
 config TASK_IO_ACCOUNTING
 	bool "Enable per-task storage I/O accounting (EXPERIMENTAL)"
 	depends on TASK_XACCT
 	help
-	  Collect information on the number of bytes of storage I/O which this
-	  task has caused.
+	  Also collect information on the number of bytes of storage
+	  I/O which this task has caused.
 
-	  Say N if unsure.
+	  If unsure, say N.
 
 config AUDIT
 	bool "Auditing support"

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-22  0:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 50+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-19 14:06 Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 0/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:09 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 1/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:11 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 2/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:33 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 3/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:42   ` Pavel Emelyanov
2008-02-19 15:10     ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 15:16       ` Pavel Emelyanov
2008-02-19 15:50         ` Serge E. Hallyn
2008-02-19 16:44         ` Randy Dunlap
2008-02-19 22:41           ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-20 12:19           ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 3/9] config: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - namespaces Nick Andrew
2008-02-20 12:23             ` Pavel Emelyanov
2008-02-20 13:01               ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-20 13:07                 ` Pavel Emelyanov
2008-02-20 16:50             ` serge
2008-02-20 23:10               ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:38 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 4/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-20  3:42   ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2008-02-20 22:17     ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:53 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 5/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 20:17   ` Randy Dunlap
2008-02-19 15:12 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 6/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 15:39   ` Paul Jackson
2008-02-20 12:41     ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-20 16:43       ` Paul Jackson
2008-02-20  2:04   ` Paul Menage
2008-02-20  2:54     ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-20  3:12       ` Paul Menage
2008-02-20 16:55       ` serge
2008-02-20 21:31         ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 15:15 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 7/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 15:21 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 8/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 15:27 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 9/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-20 22:33 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 1/9] init: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions part 1 Nick Andrew
     [not found] ` <200802220014.m1M0Dh5r022354@rgminet03.oracle.com>
2008-02-22  0:19   ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 5/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - IKCONFIG etc Randy Dunlap
2008-02-22  0:48 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 1/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions part 1 Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:49 ` Nick Andrew [this message]
2008-02-22  0:51 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 3/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - NAMESPACES Nick Andrew
2008-02-27 23:00   ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-27 23:08     ` Serge E. Hallyn
2008-02-22  0:52 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 4/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - AUDIT Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:54 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 5/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - IKCONFIG etc Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:55 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 6/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - CGROUPS Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:56 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 7/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - EMBEDDED etc Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:58 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 8/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - SLAB Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:59 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 9/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - MODULES Nick Andrew
     [not found] ` <200802220010.m1M0Arr7024044@vzorg.swsoft.net>
2008-02-22  8:14   ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 3/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - NAMESPACES Pavel Emelyanov
     [not found] ` <200802220010.m1M0Auqn024414@e5.ny.us.ibm.com>
2008-02-22 22:14   ` Serge E. Hallyn
2008-02-23  1:12     ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-23  3:45       ` Serge E. Hallyn

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