Bug 532668 - procps/top SWAP statistics makes no sense
Summary: procps/top SWAP statistics makes no sense
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: procps
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jaromír Cápík
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 709684
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-11-03 12:21 UTC by Artem S. Tashkinov
Modified: 2016-02-01 01:54 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: procps-3.2.8-21.20110302git.fc15
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 709684 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2011-06-10 13:27:34 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
top swap values with no swap (4.00 KB, image/png)
2011-05-12 09:47 UTC, Artem S. Tashkinov
no flags Details

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Linux Kernel 14532 None None None Never

Description Artem S. Tashkinov 2009-11-03 12:21:37 UTC
Description of problem: top shows wrong values for the SWAP field of runnings processes.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): procps-3.2.7-27

How reproducible: always.

Steps to Reproduce: run top, press 'f', press 'p' (show SWAP column).
Actual results: senseless SWAP values for running processes.

Expected results: real SWAP values or disable SWAP column altogether as it makes no sense.

Additional info: consult with http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14532 for more details.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 14:58:54 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 2 Artem S. Tashkinov 2009-11-16 15:24:44 UTC
This is definitely `top` bug: http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14532#c5

I have notified procps maintainer however I'm not sure if he fixes this bug in the nearest future, as procps development has stalled ostensibly.

Comment 3 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2010-05-20 12:30:19 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

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Comment 5 Artem S. Tashkinov 2010-11-26 12:57:52 UTC

Comment 6 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2011-05-12 08:56:28 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 7 Artem S. Tashkinov 2011-05-12 09:47:42 UTC
Created attachment 498494 [details]
top swap values with no swap

With SWAP disabled, it looks even funnier.

Comment 8 masanari iida 2011-05-25 09:47:51 UTC
There is one test patch for procps support swap field, created by Mr. Kosaki.
Can you test following patch and evaluate with kernel 2.6.34 or better?

Comment 9 Jan Görig 2011-05-26 12:43:32 UTC
Similar patch for readproc was added by upstream a year ago [1].
Fedora 15 has already this version of readproc but the top interface wasn't updated. I have done some little tests and output seems to be ok, so I am going to release update for F15 next week.

[1] https://gitorious.org/procps/procps/commit/5f570a84f186ca5924be0722ba0956d5fef0b04a

Comment 10 masanari iida 2011-05-26 15:08:39 UTC
Thanks for the investigation.
I will check the procps update on F15.
In the mean time, I would expect to see this modification on RHEL6.2,
because this feature is very useful for enterprise users.
if you ask me to open another BZ for RHEL6, let me know.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2011-06-02 11:10:32 UTC
procps-3.2.8-21.20110302git.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 12 masanari iida 2011-06-02 16:04:03 UTC
Download the beta RPM from koji and tested on my F15(64bit) box 
(limited the memory size to 1GB and run multiple guest OSes.)
The beta RPM works as expected.  Thank you.

top - 00:56:33 up 12 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.10, 0.55, 0.59
Tasks: 118 total,   1 running, 117 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s):  0.1%us,  0.1%sy,  0.0%ni, 99.9%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
Mem:   1023156k total,   561556k used,   461600k free,     2348k buffers
Swap: 10289620k total,   449528k used,  9840092k free,    31716k cached

 1244 qemu      20   0 1495m 119m 1096 S  0.3 12.0   0:12.46 259m qemu-kvm      
 1565 qemu      20   0 1345m 249m 1008 S  0.0 24.9   0:25.56 122m qemu-kvm      
    1 root      20   0 55776 1432  948 S  0.0  0.1   0:01.79  20m systemd    

[root@bert ~]# grep VmSwap /proc/1244/status
VmSwap:	  259736 kB
[root@bert ~]# grep VmSwap /proc/1565/status
VmSwap:	  123380 kB
[root@bert ~]# grep VmSwap /proc/1/status
VmSwap:	   20888 kB

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2011-06-03 05:34:57 UTC
Package procps-3.2.8-21.20110302git.fc15:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing procps-3.2.8-21.20110302git.fc15'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2011-06-10 13:27:26 UTC
procps-3.2.8-21.20110302git.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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