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- From: Pavel Tsekov <ptsekov at syntrex dot com>
- To: "Chris January" <chris at atomice dot net>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 15:57:30 +0200
- Subject: Re: vmstat
- Organization: Syntrex, Inc.
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- Reply-to: Pavel Tsekov <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
Thursday, July 04, 2002, 2:52:59 PM, you wrote:
CJ> This is caused by the default alignment changing from 4 bytes to 8 bytes, as
CJ> far as i can tell. Basically the size of structure passed to the NT system
CJ> calls is not the size of structure the call expects, so it fails and the
CJ> program (top, uptime, etc.) gets stuck in a loop trying to read data.
CJ> I did add macros to ntdll.h to make sure the structures were aligned
CJ> correctly, but then Chris changed the alignment back so I removed them. I
CJ> shall let Chris comment on this.
Well there is definitely more then NT calls failing. uptime -V should
print the version and exit - but it doesn't. The strace ouput seems very
close to the one produced without the -V option. The same happens even
if an unrecognized options is passed.