svn commit: r269727 - head/usr.bin/vmstat

Benjamin Kaduk bjk at
Fri Aug 8 16:32:07 UTC 2014

Author: bjk (doc committer)
Date: Fri Aug  8 16:32:06 2014
New Revision: 269727

  Update vmstat usage for last-argument count/wait parameters
  Correct the usage in both the manpage and in usage() to indicate
  that the wait interval and repetition count may be given either
  with the respective -w/-c arguments, or as the final positional
  arguments. [0]
  The corresponding code to implement the positional arguments has
  been conditional on the (always-enabled) BACKWARD_COMPATIBILITY
  macro since the original 4.4-lite import.  It's no longer reasonable
  to remove the functionality, so remove the macro and conditional
  Note that multiple disks may be given on the command line.
  While here, sort arguments and apply minor mdoc fixes.
  PR:		184755 [0]
  Approved by:	hrs (mentor, src committer)


Modified: head/usr.bin/vmstat/vmstat.8
--- head/usr.bin/vmstat/vmstat.8	Fri Aug  8 15:50:02 2014	(r269726)
+++ head/usr.bin/vmstat/vmstat.8	Fri Aug  8 16:32:06 2014	(r269727)
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@
 .\"	@(#)vmstat.8	8.1 (Berkeley) 6/6/93
 .\" $FreeBSD$
-.Dd October 21, 2006
+.Dd August 8, 2014
@@ -38,9 +38,8 @@
 .\" .Op Fl fimst
 .Op Fl afHhimPsz
-.Op Fl c Ar count
 .Op Fl M Ar core Op Fl N Ar system
-.Op Fl w Ar wait
+.Op Fl c Ar count
 .Op Fl n Ar devs
 .Fl p
@@ -48,7 +47,9 @@
 .Ar type , if , pass
 .Sm on
-.Op Ar disks
+.Op Fl w Ar wait
+.Op Ar disks ...
+.Op wait Op count
@@ -91,10 +92,12 @@ and
 system calls since system startup, and the number of pages of virtual memory
 involved in each.
 .It Fl h
-Changes memory columns into more easily human readable form.  Default if
+Changes memory columns into more easily human readable form.
+The default if
 standard output is a terminal device.
 .It Fl H
-Changes memory columns into straight numbers.  Default if standard output
+Changes memory columns into straight numbers.
+The default if standard output
 is not a terminal device (such as a script).
 .It Fl i
 Report on the number of interrupts taken by each device since system
@@ -214,6 +217,21 @@ Report on memory used by the kernel zone
 by zone.
+.Ar wait
+.Ar count
+arguments may be given after their respective flags at any point
+on the command line before the
+.Ar disks
+argument(s), or without their flags, as the final argument(s).
+The latter form is accepted for backwards compatibility, but it is
+preferred to use the forms with
+.Fl w
+.Fl c
+to avoid ambiguity.
 By default,
 displays the following information:

Modified: head/usr.bin/vmstat/vmstat.c
--- head/usr.bin/vmstat/vmstat.c	Fri Aug  8 15:50:02 2014	(r269726)
+++ head/usr.bin/vmstat/vmstat.c	Fri Aug  8 16:32:06 2014	(r269727)
@@ -299,15 +299,12 @@ retry_nlist:
 		argv = getdrivedata(argv);
 	if (*argv) {
 		f = atof(*argv);
 		interval = f * 1000;
 		if (*++argv)
 			reps = atoi(*argv);
 	if (interval) {
 		if (!reps)
@@ -1360,7 +1357,7 @@ static void
 	(void)fprintf(stderr, "%s%s",
-		"usage: vmstat [-afHhimPsz] [-c count] [-M core [-N system]] [-w wait]\n",
-		"              [-n devs] [-p type,if,pass] [disks]\n");
+		"usage: vmstat [-afHhimPsz] [-M core [-N system]] [-c count] [-n devs]\n",
+		"              [-p type,if,pass] [-w wait] [disks] [wait [count]]\n");

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