Request for testing - top 3.8b1 in the base system

pluknet pluknet at
Tue Oct 21 09:56:19 PDT 2008

2008/10/21 pluknet <pluknet at>:
> 2008/9/28 Edwin Groothuis <edwin at>:
>> I have made an update for the top(1) utility in the FreeBSD base
>> system to get it from the 3.5b12 version to the 3.8b1 version.
>> I have tried them on the amd64 architecture on FreeBSD -current and
>> FreeBSD 7.0 and on the i386 architecture on FreeBSD 7.0.
>> The big new features are a line upper part with kernel statistics
>> (context-switches, traps, interrupts, faults etc) and the FLG table
>> (if you window is big enough)
>> Some features specific to FreeBSD (dual display (press m)), threaded
>> processes, and jails have been ported to 3.8b1.
>> The biggest fix (AFAICT) is the TIME and CPU table for threaded
>> processes, which are now calculated properly.
>> The new code can be found on
>> Go to 3.8b1/usr.sbin/top and run "make" there to produce the binary,
>> then run it via "./top".
>> Please report any issues with it (compile time, run time) and a way
>> to reproduce it (if possible). Thanks for your help!
>> Edwin
> btw, on my 6.2 it never changes 'Processes' count on 'S' press
> and always shows all(+system ) procs (as if it in 'S' mode). Base top does it.
> That is because 3.81 top has different semantics between active procs
> and total ones.
> 'Processes' count displays active procs (+ threads in 'H' mode).
Sorry, I mean s/active/total procs, always including system procs/;

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