Request for testing - top 3.8b1 in the base system
edwin at freebsd.org
Tue Sep 30 09:28:14 UTC 2008
On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 01:04:41PM +0100, Thomas Hurst wrote:
> * 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.
I will make it back to per-period because that is the one which
actually makes sense (IMHO).
> 3.8 also seems to be lacking IO sorting options; "o vcsw" etc are
> missing. Will they be returning?
They will be back.
> 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.
That's a good one to catch, thanks!
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