Strange top(1) output

Jonathan Noack noackjr at
Thu May 12 09:45:07 PDT 2005

On 5/12/2005 10:21 AM, Matthias Buelow 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.)

I have the same preference.  All I am saying is that we should preserve 
the SIZE functionality even if we disable its display by default.

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