Recompiled kernel PRERELEASE: top command gives rubbish output !?!

David Taylor davidt at
Thu Sep 18 06:00:18 PDT 2003

On Wed, 17 Sep 2003, Robert Watson wrote:

> On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Rob Lahaye wrote:
>> I have compiled and installed the STABLE cvsup'ed kernel sources,
>> rebooted and discovered that the 'top' command now outputs rubbish: 
> Could you confirm your libkvm and top bits are running from source code in
> sync with your kernel?  Garbage top output can be a symptom of out-of-sync
> kernel and userland pieces.


>> Is there a quicker fix than recompiling the whole base system (base system
>> now is 4.8-RELEASE)?

I think that's probably the problem.

David Taylor
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