Bug 101576 - vmstat man paged does not describe 'cache' field of the output
vmstat man paged does not describe 'cache' field of the output
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: procps (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-08-04 08:10 EDT by Steve Dickson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Description Steve Dickson 2003-08-04 08:10:41 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131

Description of problem:
the vmstat man page describes all of the memory output fields but
the 'cache' field:

       swpd: the amount of virtual memory used (kB).
       free: the amount of idle memory (kB).
       buff: the amount of memory used as buffers (kB).

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. man vmstat

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Comment 1 Steve Bonneville 2003-09-08 11:51:28 EDT
The latest version of vmstat (procps-2.0.13-9E) is even further out of sync with
the man page.  The 'w' ("swapped out processes") field is gone, no big loss, and
there's a new 'wa' field for CPU time (possibly I/O wait?), but neither change
is documented.
Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2004-02-05 05:39:23 EST
Mass reassign to new owner
Comment 3 Alexander Larsson 2004-02-05 05:43:52 EST
Mass reassign to new owner
Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2004-02-11 08:33:02 EST
Fixed in latest release 3.1.15

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