Does anyone know if 'top' is still being maintained?

Does anyone know if 'top' is still being maintained?

Post by Fred Sur » Sat, 21 Jul 2001 14:55:16



Hi,

I've been compiling and running 'top' on recent versions of
HP-UX, Solaris, Compaq, and AIX, and I'm finding that the
results are not reliable and/or formatted strangely.  I
suppose that's to be expected, since 'top' is reading the
kernel, and the kernels have changed since the version of
'top' I'm running was written.

I'm running what I think is the latest version:
ftp://ftp.groupsys.com/pub/top/top-3.5beta12.tar.gz, dated 30
March 2000.  Does anyone know if this is the very latest
version, whether 'top' is still being maintained, and if so, who
is doing it?  I wrote directly to William LeFebvre a few weeks
ago, but I didn't get a response.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Fred Surr

 
 
 

Does anyone know if 'top' is still being maintained?

Post by Paul Herman » Sat, 21 Jul 2001 20:18:04


if you're using solaris8 try prstat.
its similar to top and installed by default

Quote:> Hi,

> I've been compiling and running 'top' on recent versions of
> HP-UX, Solaris, Compaq, and AIX, and I'm finding that the
> results are not reliable and/or formatted strangely.  I
> suppose that's to be expected, since 'top' is reading the
> kernel, and the kernels have changed since the version of
> 'top' I'm running was written.

> I'm running what I think is the latest version:
> ftp://ftp.groupsys.com/pub/top/top-3.5beta12.tar.gz, dated 30
> March 2000.  Does anyone know if this is the very latest
> version, whether 'top' is still being maintained, and if so, who
> is doing it?  I wrote directly to William LeFebvre a few weeks
> ago, but I didn't get a response.

> Any help would be appreciated.

> Thanks in advance,

> Fred Surr


 
 
 

Does anyone know if 'top' is still being maintained?

Post by Dennis Peterso » Sun, 22 Jul 2001 00:24:53



> if you're using solaris8 try prstat.
> its similar to top and installed by default


> > Hi,

> > I've been compiling and running 'top' on recent versions of
> > HP-UX, Solaris, Compaq, and AIX, and I'm finding that the
> > results are not reliable and/or formatted strangely.  I
> > suppose that's to be expected, since 'top' is reading the
> > kernel, and the kernels have changed since the version of
> > 'top' I'm running was written.

The more glamorous sdtprocess is very versatile but requires X.

Dennis Peterson
CTO, One Stop Consulting, Inc.
Seattle, WA ... http://ThinkUNIX.com

 
 
 

Does anyone know if 'top' is still being maintained?

Post by Michael Reffal » Sun, 22 Jul 2001 00:48:05



> if you're using solaris8 try prstat.
> its similar to top and installed by default


> > Hi,

> > I've been compiling and running 'top' on recent versions of
> > HP-UX, Solaris, Compaq, and AIX, and I'm finding that the
> > results are not reliable and/or formatted strangely.  I
> > suppose that's to be expected, since 'top' is reading the
> > kernel, and the kernels have changed since the version of
> > 'top' I'm running was written.

> > I'm running what I think is the latest version:
> > ftp://ftp.groupsys.com/pub/top/top-3.5beta12.tar.gz, dated 30
> > March 2000.  Does anyone know if this is the very latest
> > version, whether 'top' is still being maintained, and if so, who
> > is doing it?  I wrote directly to William LeFebvre a few weeks
> > ago, but I didn't get a response.

> > Any help would be appreciated.

> > Thanks in advance,

> > Fred Surr

You may want to try monitor with the top option.

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Does anyone know if 'top' is still being maintained?

Post by br.. » Sun, 22 Jul 2001 01:44:47



:>
:> if you're using solaris8 try prstat.
:> its similar to top and installed by default


:> > Hi,
:> >
:> > I've been compiling and running 'top' on recent versions of
:> > HP-UX, Solaris, Compaq, and AIX, and I'm finding that the
:> > results are not reliable and/or formatted strangely.  I
:> > suppose that's to be expected, since 'top' is reading the
:> > kernel, and the kernels have changed since the version of
:> > 'top' I'm running was written.

: The more glamorous sdtprocess is very versatile but requires X.

What's so "glamorous" about a program that obtains its information by
running a ps(1)?

28126 ksh         bryan  0.0    872   1856 12:42:48  28124 ksh -c /usr/bin/ps -A -o pid=ID -o 'fname=Name' -o user=Owner -o 'pcpu,rss=RAM

 
 
 

Does anyone know if 'top' is still being maintained?

Post by Vivien Mila » Sun, 22 Jul 2001 04:19:44



Quote:> Hi,

> I've been compiling and running 'top' on recent versions of
> HP-UX, Solaris, Compaq, and AIX, and I'm finding that the
> results are not reliable and/or formatted strangely.  I
> suppose that's to be expected, since 'top' is reading the
> kernel, and the kernels have changed since the version of
> 'top' I'm running was written.

> I'm running what I think is the latest version:
> ftp://ftp.groupsys.com/pub/top/top-3.5beta12.tar.gz, dated 30
> March 2000.  Does anyone know if this is the very latest
> version, whether 'top' is still being maintained, and if so, who
> is doing it?  I wrote directly to William LeFebvre a few weeks
> ago, but I didn't get a response.

If you use GCC to try and compile top on Solaris with a 64-bit kernel,
the resulting binary will give funky results... try the 64-bit one at
sunfreeware.com

Vivien

--
Vivien Milat

Vivien's World - http://vivienm.is.dreaming.org/

Please reply either by email or in the newsgroup, but not both.

 
 
 

Does anyone know if 'top' is still being maintained?

Post by Alan Coopersmit » Sun, 22 Jul 2001 14:49:46



|: The more glamorous sdtprocess is very versatile but requires X.
|
|What's so "glamorous" about a program that obtains its information by
|running a ps(1)?
|
|28126 ksh         bryan  0.0    872   1856 12:42:48  28124 ksh -c
|/usr/bin/ps -A -o pid=ID -o 'fname=Name' -o user=Owner -o 'pcpu,rss=RAM

shh!  Pay no attention to the little man behind the curtain!

Of course, I prefer the infinitely more glamourous, and non-ps-forking,
lavaps - http://www.isi.edu/~johnh/SOFTWARE/LAVAPS/  
(Yes, I know it says Linux or FreeBSD, but I've built previous versions
 successfully on Solaris.)

--
________________________________________________________________________


  Working for, but definitely not speaking for, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

 
 
 

Does anyone know if 'top' is still being maintained?

Post by Richard L. Hamilt » Sun, 22 Jul 2001 16:50:46





>|: The more glamorous sdtprocess is very versatile but requires X.
>|
>|What's so "glamorous" about a program that obtains its information by
>|running a ps(1)?
>|
>|28126 ksh         bryan  0.0    872   1856 12:42:48  28124 ksh -c
>|/usr/bin/ps -A -o pid=ID -o 'fname=Name' -o user=Owner -o 'pcpu,rss=RAM

> shh!  Pay no attention to the little man behind the curtain!

> Of course, I prefer the infinitely more glamourous, and non-ps-forking,
> lavaps - http://www.isi.edu/~johnh/SOFTWARE/LAVAPS/  
> (Yes, I know it says Linux or FreeBSD, but I've built previous versions
>  successfully on Solaris.)

Or proctool, if you can find it; that really kicks!  There's a bit
of a bug displaying the help text, at least on 64-bit Solaris 8 version,
but aside from that, it's great!

--
ftp> get |fortune
377 I/O error: smart remark generator failed

Bogonics: the primary language inside the Beltway


 
 
 

Does anyone know if 'top' is still being maintained?

Post by Fred Sur » Wed, 25 Jul 2001 12:57:33



> Does anyone know if top-3.5beta12 is the very latest
> version of 'top', whether it is still being maintained,
> and if so, who is doing it?  

Thanks to all those who responded with information about
various process/CPU status tools.  But I'm really
interested only in 'top' because of its consistent look-
and-feel across all the platforms I work with.  I'd also
be willing and able to help maintain it -- but this could
be a waste of time and effort if somebody out there is
still actively maintaining it.

So if you know anything about 'top' and whether it is
still being looked after, I'd like to hear about it!
(And I suspect there are quite a few others out there
who would like to know too.)

Fred Surr

 
 
 

Does anyone know if 'top' is still being maintained?

Post by Hajo Ehler » Wed, 25 Jul 2001 16:59:23


The "monitor" program with "?" pressed show's the copyright id and
maintainer

<
monitor -- AIX Monitor v2.1.8 08feb2001
compiled on AIX 4.3.3.15 running on AIX 4.3.3.26
        RESTRICTED FOR NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY !!!


MESA Consulting, Unix and Internet Technology Specialist,
http://www.mesa.nl

Maybe your top command has something familiar ? or just write an email
to "www.mesa.nl".
Maybe they know something about "top"

Hajo Ehlers



> > Does anyone know if top-3.5beta12 is the very latest
> > version of 'top', whether it is still being maintained,
> > and if so, who is doing it?

> Thanks to all those who responded with information about
> various process/CPU status tools.  But I'm really
> interested only in 'top' because of its consistent look-
> and-feel across all the platforms I work with.  I'd also
> be willing and able to help maintain it -- but this could
> be a waste of time and effort if somebody out there is
> still actively maintaining it.

> So if you know anything about 'top' and whether it is
> still being looked after, I'd like to hear about it!
> (And I suspect there are quite a few others out there
> who would like to know too.)

> Fred Surr

 
 
 

Does anyone know if 'top' is still being maintained?

Post by Ian P. Springe » Wed, 25 Jul 2001 21:49:10



> > Does anyone know if top-3.5beta12 is the very latest
> > version of 'top', whether it is still being maintained,
> > and if so, who is doing it?

> Thanks to all those who responded with information about
> various process/CPU status tools.  But I'm really
> interested only in 'top' because of its consistent look-
> and-feel across all the platforms I work with.  I'd also
> be willing and able to help maintain it -- but this could
> be a waste of time and effort if somebody out there is
> still actively maintaining it.

> So if you know anything about 'top' and whether it is
> still being looked after, I'd like to hear about it!
> (And I suspect there are quite a few others out there
> who would like to know too.)

I think the 'top' page on freshmeat clears this up:

http://freshmeat.net/projects/top/

At the bottom of the page, it says:

"Please note that Groupsys has stopped its operations, and there is no sign
of continuing top development. Since this is a very ubiquitous piece of
software, I think it's important someone take up the torch. I would, if I
had the credentials to do it."

So the maintainer spot is vacant and itching to be filled..

Ian

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Quote:> Fred Surr

 
 
 

1. Does anyone know if 'top' is still being maintained?

Hi,

I've been compiling and running 'top' on recent versions of
HP-UX, Compaq, and AIX, and I'm finding that the results are not
reliable.  I suppose that's to be expected, since 'top' is
reading the kernel, and the kernels have changed since the
version of 'top' I'm running was written.

I'm running what I think is the latest version:
ftp://ftp.groupsys.com/pub/top/top-3.5beta12.tar.gz, dated 30
March 2000.  Does anyone know if this is the very latest
version, whether 'top' is still being maintained, and if so, who
is doing it?  I wrote directly to William LeFebvre a few weeks
ago, but I didn't get a response.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Fred Surr

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