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Re: Re[2]: vmstat

> >>> Hello Chris,
> >>>
> >>> Wednesday, July 03, 2002, 12:21:42 AM, you wrote:
> >>>
> >>> CJ> Will this package actually appear on the mirrors in future or are
> >>there
> >>> CJ> issues I am not aware of preventing this from happening?
> >>>
> >>> Have you tried running the procps tools on current stock dll
> >>> (1.3.12-1) ? For me most of them seem to just hang - top, procps,
> >>> uptime, vmstat, w... havent tried the others.
> >>>
> >>> Maybe this problem corelates with the fact that some of the /proc
> >>> files no longer contain information - see below:
> >>> Perhaps it has to do something with your last patch. I don't have time
> >>> to look at this right now though. I can send strace if you want.
> >>>
> >>> The procps tools I'm using were downloaded from your site following
> >>> their anouncement on cygwin-apps.
> >>This is caused by the default alignment changing from 4 bytes to 8
bytes, as
> >>far as i can tell. Basically the size of structure passed to the NT
> >>calls is not the size of structure the call expects, so it fails and the
> >>program (top, uptime, etc.) gets stuck in a loop trying to read data.
> >>I did add macros to ntdll.h to make sure the structures were aligned
> >>correctly, but then Chris changed the alignment back so I removed them.
> >>shall let Chris comment on this.
> >
> >Huh?  What alignments have I changed?  Pointers please.
> I suspect that this must have something to do with binutils.  I changed
> alignments at David Billinghurst's suggestion to accommodate java.  If
> this is causing problems, however, I'll change them back.
That's what I was referring to.


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