Bug 452273 - /sys vfs block device stat fields have changed
Summary: /sys vfs block device stat fields have changed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libgtop2
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-20 17:03 UTC by Michael Schwendt
Modified: 2014-06-18 09:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.20.2-1.fc8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 529068 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2008-07-23 07:13:02 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
upstream fix for F-8 branch (2.19 KB, patch)
2008-06-26 20:35 UTC, Michael Schwendt
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Bugzilla 539360 0 None None None Never

Description Michael Schwendt 2008-06-20 17:03:20 UTC
Description of problem:
libgtop2 calculates wrong Read/Write stats based on parsing
/sys/block/sd*/sd??/stat incorrectly with recent kernels in
Rawhide. As a result, this confuses the gnome system monitor
applet, for example, which uses the libgtop2 API.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. compare /sys/block/sd*/sd??/stat with older kernel (e.g.
1. configure system monitor applet to display hard-disk Read=red, Write=yellow
Actual results:
/sys vfs returns more fields with different meaning, and
system monitor applet displays a graph where Read access has
the colour Write access, because it receives wrong I/O values
from libgtop2.


# uname -r
# cat /sys/block/sda/sda1/stat
     971     1944        2        4


# uname -r
# cat /sys/block/sda/sda1/stat
     160      577    13262     1160        6        2       16        6        0
     683     1166

Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2008-06-20 17:14:27 UTC
Fedora 8 is also affected (!):

# rpm -q kernel
kernel-  (<-- GOOD)
kernel-    (<-- BREAKS libgtop2)

Comment 2 Michael Schwendt 2008-06-24 12:57:40 UTC
Since "Status" and "Summary" of external bugzilla references
doesn't change automatically, here comes the notification that
a fix was commited to upstream svn.

Comment 3 Michael Schwendt 2008-06-24 18:08:28 UTC
Changing Version to "8", because Fedora 8 and above are affected.

Comment 4 Michael Schwendt 2008-06-26 20:35:35 UTC
Created attachment 310378 [details]
upstream fix for F-8 branch

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2008-07-09 19:06:44 UTC
libgtop2-2.20.2-1.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2008-07-15 12:18:55 UTC
libgtop2-2.20.2-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update libgtop2'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-6384

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2008-07-23 07:13:00 UTC
libgtop2-2.20.2-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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