top and ps fail on 6.0-BETA5

Chris racerx at
Fri Sep 23 18:01:30 PDT 2005

Doug Poland wrote:
> Hello,
> I've noticed that top and ps are failing on my recently re-built
> 6.0-BETA5 box.  Ordinarilly that means that the "world" and the "kernel"
> are out of sync.  However, I've cvsup'd and rebuilt and installed world
> and GENERIC (several times).  
> Yesterday I rebuilt all my ports and today did a fresh
> cvsup/rebuild/install.  Still seeing the message:
> djp at ammon% top
> kvm_open: kinfo_proc size mismatch (expected 648, got 768)
> top: Out of memory.
> Here's uname: 
>   FreeBSD 6.0-BETA5 FreeBSD 6.0-BETA5 #0: Fri Sep 23 12:07:46 CDT 2005 djp at  i386
> /usr/src/UPDATING says:
> 20050609:
>         Changes were made to kinfo_proc in sys/user.h.  Please recompile
>         userland, or commands like `fstat', `pkill', `ps', `top' and `w'
>         will not behave correctly.
>         The API and ABI for hwpmc(4) have changed with the addition
>         of sampling support.  Please recompile lib/libpmc(3) and
>         usr.sbin/{pmcstat,pmccontrol}
> I've googled the lists but have found nothing on this.  I must be doing
> something wrong.  

I think the issue lies in the order you do things AFTER you cvsup the
src tree.

Best regards,

If the assumptions are wrong,
the conclusions aren't likely to be very good.

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