[patch] corrupt memstat_kvm_malloc(3) output and dtrace

Ben Kelly ben at wanderview.com
Tue May 5 14:18:33 UTC 2009

Hi all,

While debugging a problem recently with Alexander Leidinger we noticed  
that crashinfo(8) was producing corrupt vmstat -m output.  After doing  
some digging it appears that memstat_kvm_malloc(3) might have been  
broken by this commit:


The problem is that memstat_kvm_malloc(3) assumes that  
malloc_type_internal starts with an array of malloc_types_stats  
structures.  This assumption is no longer true, though, as mti_probes  
was inserted at the start of the structure.

It appears that this (untested) patch might fix the problem:


I'm not very familiar with dtrace, though.  Does anyone know if this  
would cause problems?


- Ben

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