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From: "Chris January" <chris AT atomice DOT net>
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Subject: Fw: Re[2]: vmstat
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 14:31:54 +0100
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> > Hello Chris,
> >
> > Wednesday, July 03, 2002, 12:21:42 AM, you wrote:
> >
> > CJ> Will this package actually appear on the mirrors in future or are
> there
> > CJ> issues I am not aware of preventing this from happening?
> >
> > Have you tried running the procps tools on current stock dll
> > (1.3.12-1) ? For me most of them seem to just hang - top, procps,
> > uptime, vmstat, w... havent tried the others.
> >
> > Maybe this problem corelates with the fact that some of the /proc
> > files no longer contain information - see below:
> > Perhaps it has to do something with your last patch. I don't have time
> > to look at this right now though. I can send strace if you want.
> >
> > The procps tools I'm using were downloaded from your site following
> > their anouncement on cygwin-apps.
> This is caused by the default alignment changing from 4 bytes to 8 bytes,
> far as i can tell. Basically the size of structure passed to the NT system
> calls is not the size of structure the call expects, so it fails and the
> program (top, uptime, etc.) gets stuck in a loop trying to read data.
> I did add macros to ntdll.h to make sure the structures were aligned
> correctly, but then Chris changed the alignment back so I removed them. I
> shall let Chris comment on this.
> Chris

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