Bug 476134 - FutureFeature - add timestamp to vmstat with new option -t
FutureFeature - add timestamp to vmstat with new option -t
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: procps (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Novotny
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-11 22:45 EST by Helmut K. C. Tessarek
Modified: 2009-12-04 05:46 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-04 05:46:40 EST
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new spec file and patch to add a new option to vmstat (30.00 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-12-11 22:45 EST, Helmut K. C. Tessarek
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patch of the vmstat manpage to document the new functionality (744 bytes, patch)
2009-02-03 06:44 EST, Daniel Novotny
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Description Helmut K. C. Tessarek 2008-12-11 22:45:36 EST
Created attachment 326702 [details]
new spec file and patch to add a new option to vmstat

In certain circumstances it is important to have a timestamp added to a vmstat output. In AIX there is a -t option to do that.

I have checked out the latest F-10 code for the procps package and I wrote a patch.

I am attaching the new .spec file and the patch as a tar file.

I have tested the patch and the rpm build process. Everything works as it should.

Hopefully this is the right place to request new features. Sorry, if I did something wrong. This is the first time that I use bugzilla.
Comment 1 Daniel Novotny 2009-02-03 06:43:01 EST
Hello Helmut, thanks for the patch. It seems OK, I tested it.
However, we need to document this new functionality in the vmstat manpage.

p.s. It is sufficient to attach the patch, you need not to attach the .spec file.
Comment 2 Daniel Novotny 2009-02-03 06:44:06 EST
Created attachment 330725 [details]
patch of the vmstat manpage to document the new functionality
Comment 3 Helmut K. C. Tessarek 2009-02-03 15:25:53 EST
Hi Daniel, I'm sorry regarding the man page. I honestly forgot about it, otherwise I would have sent a patch as well. Yep, you always forget about the most important things... :-)

Regarding the .spec file: I thought that patches are applied in sequence, so I made a diff from the already patched vmstat.c to my changed file.
For the future, what is the procedure for submitting patches?
Do I send a patch for the base file, or do I send a patch for the file that has already all patches included?

One last question: will this patch also be available in RHEL, or do I have to create another bug entry for that?
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-02-04 21:20:43 EST
procps-3.2.7-22.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 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 procps'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F10/FEDORA-2009-1339
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Comment 6 Helmut K. C. Tessarek 2009-12-03 13:54:10 EST
The changes are already in F11 and F12, so I think it is safe to close the bug.

Comment 7 Daniel Novotny 2009-12-04 05:46:40 EST
OK, closing

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