Random Linux Oddity #1: ru_maxrss is Inherited
These days I do roughly 100% of my development on and for systems running Linux. Since my work and personal interests are pretty “low level”, I have spent quite a bit of time investigating the weird, and surprising details of the Linux kernel. Every time I spend hours or days tracking one of these little oddities down, I have a strong desire to shout it from rooftops, and “share it with the world”. Unfortunately, these tidbits are too small to really fill out a full-length “blog entry”. To date, I have avoided posting them because of this. But today, after spending another 6 hours investigating yet another quirk, I’ve yet again become overwhelmed with the need to share. So today, I’m creating a series of all the small annoyances and surprising wonders I’ve run into working on Linux called “Random Linux Oddities”. Each will be numbered starting from 1 for no particular reason.
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