Hi all,

I recently installed openSUSE 11.2 32 bits, and when comparing different versions of Linux, I noticed openSUSE is giving me results I don't understand for cat /proc/<PID>/maps (related to the top command here in the example).

Normally, there should be 2 or 3 entries per shared library (text, data and bss segments), but for some libraries (not all, some have 3 entries) I get 4 entries in openSUSE (and nowhere else)

An exemple for libncurses.so.5.6 :
b76ab000-b76e1000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 127570 /lib/libncurses.so.5.6
b76e1000-b76e2000 ---p 00036000 08:02 127570 /lib/libncurses.so.5.6
b76e2000-b76e4000 r--p 00036000 08:02 127570 /lib/libncurses.so.5.6
b76e4000-b76e8000 rw-p 00038000 08:02 127570 /lib/libncurses.so.5.6


Tough question

-- Stphane