Request for testing - top 3.8b1 in the base system
tom.hurst at clara.net
Mon Sep 29 12:21:15 UTC 2008
* Edwin Groothuis (edwin at freebsd.org) wrote:
> 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.
Looks good, thanks!
IO mode seems to have changed a bit, giving different values to 3.5, it
seems while 3.5 gives you the count for the sample period, 3.8 always
gives you a per-second rate, e.g. top -mio -s 20:
44181 freaky 240 0 240 0 0 240 99.74% cat
44181 freaky 4664 5 4667 0 0 4667 100.00% cat
This might be confusing, since it means values from two different top
-mio's are no longer directly comparable.
3.8 also seems to be lacking IO sorting options; "o vcsw" etc are
missing. Will they be returning?
Also, the [number] argument given to -m io has no effect:
top -m io 10
Setting it after loading with "n 10<enter>" causes top to exit.
Thomas 'Freaky' Hurst
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