cvs commit: src/bin/ps keyword.c

Garance A Drosihn drosih at
Mon Feb 7 11:15:57 PST 2005

At 7:10 PM +1100 2/7/05, Peter Jeremy wrote:
>On Sun, 2005-Feb-06, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
>  >On Sun, Feb 06, 2005, Christian S.J. Peron wrote:
>  >+>   Since it is not un-common for a process's resident set size (rss)
>>+>   to exceed 10 megabytes in size (especially in X), bump the max
>>+>   column width from 4 bytes to 5. This will make the ps auxw output
>>+>   uniform again when a process's rss exceeds 10 megs.
>>Maybe we can use humanize_number(3) here?
>  Please ensure that if you do use humanize_number(3), there is a
>  way of getting rss and vsz values in fixed units.

My guess is that a 5-byte width will be enough for most users for the
short term.  I was thinking that if we do use humanize-number for some
longer term solution, it would be done via some new explicit option.
There are a few other ways to deal with this that I might like to try,
too, but I felt this change was a reasonable "quick fix".

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at
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