Patch for really fixing bsnmpd hrProcessorLoad values

Ulrich Spörlein uqs at
Wed Jun 9 10:48:58 UTC 2010

Hi guys,

I finally got fed up with bsnmpd no longer returning the right CPU load
values when running under ULE. After taking a look at how top(1) does
it, I came up with the following initial patch to bsnmpd, that seems to

A few technical questions remain:

- Is the idle state guaranteed to always be in the last cp_time column?
- Is handling overflow of kern.cp_times worth it? There's only a 60s
  window of reporting wrong stats, better than what we have now anyway.
- Why is kern.cp_times often times *way* longer than hw.ncpu *
  CPUSTATES? Is it guaranteed that the first n entries correspond to the
  first n*CPUSTATES values in kern.cp_times? Can there be holes?

Patch has been tested on 8-STABLE, 4xCPUs and SCHED_ULE. Other reports
would be very much appreciated.


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