Request for testing - top 3.8b1 in the base system

Edwin Groothuis edwin at
Sun Sep 28 06:03:37 UTC 2008

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 Groothuis
edwin at

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