[Bug 118332] man page for top(1) does not describe STATE column wait events

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Allan Jude <allanjude at FreeBSD.org> changed:

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--- Comment #9 from Allan Jude <allanjude at FreeBSD.org> ---
This doesn't really have anything to do with top(1), and applies to ps(1),
procstat(1), etc as well.

The issue is, whenever some code tells the kernel to sleep or wait, it must
provide a short text string to identify that 'wait channel'. There is no master
list, or even a nomenclature for these short strings.

It might be worth trying to make one, but in a separate man page 'waitchan' or

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