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    What do the lines in /proc/PID/status mean?

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    They're pretty self explanatory:
    Name of the command, state, the Process ID, the process ID of its parent, the groups associated with it, how many threads, etc.
    Any specific line?

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    All the Vm lines.

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    VmSize: The size of the virtual memory allocated to the process
    VmLck: The amount of locked memory
    VmRSS: The amount of memory mapped in RAM ( instead of swapped out )
    VmData: The size of the Data segment
    VmStk: The stack size
    VmExe: The size of the executable segment
    VmLib: The size of the library code
    VmPTE: Size of the Page Table entry

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    signal related entries?

    Can somebody please give me the meaning of each of the below entries of "/proc/<pid>/status"

    SigPnd: 0000000000000000
    ShdPnd: 0000000000000002
    SigBlk: 0000000000000000
    SigIgn: 0000000000000000
    SigCgt: 0000000000000a22

    and how can i interpret the above values.

    Thanks in advance
    Kiran.

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