Strange top(1) output

Ronald Klop ronald-freebsd8 at
Thu May 12 08:32:57 PDT 2005

On Thu, 12 May 2005 17:21:18 +0200, Matthias Buelow <mkb at> wrote:

> Jonathan Noack wrote:
>> I think you will have a very hard time removing anything from top
>> because someone will always pipe up and say, "I've been using
>> <random_option> since the days when computers were measured in
>> MILLIhertz... *shaking fist*"  Why not add an option to switch between
>> SIZE and RES?  Perhaps 'M'?
> Yeah well.. presented with 80-column space constraints, however, I'd
> prefer to have a threads column rather than a virtual memory usage
> column (especially when that "virtual memory" isn't a real resource
> limit since the system is overcommitting, except when you set artificial
> limits via ulimit etc.)

What is so interesting about the number of threads of an application?
I would add an option for use in the TOP env var or on the command line.

  Ronald Klop
  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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