CPU report in first line of "vmstat 1" is meaningless
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Wed Oct 20 06:43:44 UTC 2010
:> > On a related note I'm not sure if it makes sense to have the same
:> > behaviour for the first line when an interval is set as when it is
:> > invoked with no interval.
:...also vmstat seems to exist in a few other OSes (linux e.g). maybe they've
:fixed it already (or the netbsd/openbsd/dragonflybsd folks or apple?).
No, we haven't. I think it is meaningless too, and I can't imagine
any script that would try to snarf that line.
Another problem is that vmstat output in general is blowing out its
We have made some changes in DFly... sub-second intervals can be
specified, and I think we enforce at least one space between fields
so the output doesn't become totally unreadable. But the blowouts
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