Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474575
atop not fully functional
Last modified: 2008-12-04 10:12:49 EST
Description of problem: "When atop is used on a system running a standard Linux-kernel, no information is available about the disk- and network-accesses issued per process. This means a.o. that the selection 'd' (show disk-transfers per process) and 'n' (show network-transfers per process) can not be used, and that the columns shown in the generic screen are different."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): all versions
How reproducible:n Run atop
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Press 'N'
Error message: "No kernel patch installed; request ignored!"
A new screen with per-process network activity shown.
I have run Gentoo kernels with these two patches installed without any problems. I am now compiling a Fedora 126.96.36.199-117.fc10.i686 (SMP) kernel with the patches. (I had to increase the patch fuzz to 3 (probably overkill) to get the atop patches to install cleanly.) I'll report any problems. Silence means no problems.
This is not a bug or a lack of features in atop. Please ask the kernel team to include the needed patches.