Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 485243
vmstat -p broken
Last modified: 2016-05-31 21:37:34 EDT
Description of problem:
Displaying detailed partition statistics using "vmstat -p <partition>"
does not work on RHEL4. This is due to new /proc/diskstats format.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
# grep sda1 /proc/diskstats
8 1 sda1 33 629 1328 117 0 0 0 0 0 117 117
# vmstat -p /dev/sda1
Partition was not found
sda1 reads read sectors writes requested writes
33 1328 0 0
Created attachment 332025 [details]
patch backported from RHEL5
This bug concerns broken functionality --> moving priority to medium.
Daniel, thanks for backporting the patch. Can you ack the devel flag so that we can move on? Thanks!
fixed in procps-3.2.3-8.15
the printf() output format was not adjusted to new variable size of "requested writes" - this affects only big-endian machines
fixed in procps-3.2.3-8.16
Created attachment 332365 [details]
the new patch
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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