Strange top(1) output

Matthias Buelow mkb at
Thu May 12 07:57:00 PDT 2005

Jonathan Noack wrote:

> What happens if the command is long enough to overrun the screen?  Is
> the thread information truncated and lost?  I believe this was the
> argument for making a separate column for the thread info.

How about leaving either SIZE or RES out, the one which makes less sense
for typical use (probably SIZE which, afaik, is quite pointless in the
presence of an overcomitting memory allocator, and the curious user
could consult ps if he's really interested in that).


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