1.3.4x -> breaks top?

1.3.4x -> breaks top?

Post by Andrea Cocchigl » Mon, 15 Apr 1996 04:00:00



I've tried three kernel versions since 1.3.45 (I'm currently running 1.3.86)
and in all cases, top stops with a floating-point exception:

 20 processes: 19 sleeping, 1 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
 CPU states:  0.3% user,  2.1% system,  0.0% nice, 97.7% idle
 Mem:   6708K av,  6588K used,   120K free,  3012K shrd,  2416K buff
 Swap: 32804K av,  1852K used, 30952K free

 Floating point exception

I haven't seen any posts relating to such a problem so I'm wondering whether its
something to do with my machine - AMD DX2 80 (3V), although a friend of mine
is having the same problems on his machine (pentium 75)

Does anyone know what I'm babbling about?

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1.3.4x -> breaks top?

Post by Mr Stuart Lamb » Tue, 16 Apr 1996 04:00:00


: I've tried three kernel versions since 1.3.45 (I'm currently running 1.3.86)
: and in all cases, top stops with a floating-point exception:

Hold it right there. Have you read the FAQ? obviously not. :-)

This is a change made in the kernel - a _permanent_ change - so you're going
to have to get hold of the new procutils (at least, I _think_ that's what it
is... or is it the psutils? *shrug* My mind's going), available somewhere on
Sunsite (and the many mirrors thereof.)

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1.3.4x -> breaks top?

Post by Ashok Aiy » Tue, 16 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Quote:>I've tried three kernel versions since 1.3.45 (I'm currently running 1.3.86)
>and in all cases, top stops with a floating-point exception:

> 20 processes: 19 sleeping, 1 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
> CPU states:  0.3% user,  2.1% system,  0.0% nice, 97.7% idle
> Mem:   6708K av,  6588K used,   120K free,  3012K shrd,  2416K buff
> Swap: 32804K av,  1852K used, 30952K free

> Floating point exception

>I haven't seen any posts relating to such a problem so I'm wondering whether its

There have been several posts (quite some time back) detailing a
(partial) fix for the top/ps bug.  Compile and install procps-0.99a,
and this will fix the problem - i.e top will work and "ps -aux"
will also work.  However "ps -t#" will no longer function unless
also combined with the "a" option (i.e "ps -at#" will work).

later,
Ashok
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1.3.4x -> breaks top?

Post by @ImageBiz.co » Tue, 16 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Quote:>I've tried three kernel versions since 1.3.45 (I'm currently running 1.3.86)
>and in all cases, top stops with a floating-point exception:

> 20 processes: 19 sleeping, 1 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
> CPU states:  0.3% user,  2.1% system,  0.0% nice, 97.7% idle
> Mem:   6708K av,  6588K used,   120K free,  3012K shrd,  2416K buff
> Swap: 32804K av,  1852K used, 30952K free

> Floating point exception

>I haven't seen any posts relating to such a problem so I'm wondering whether its
>something to do with my machine - AMD DX2 80 (3V), although a friend of mine
>is having the same problems on his machine (pentium 75)

>Does anyone know what I'm babbling about?
>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>   Andrea Cocchiglia        

I have exactly the same problem.  I have the same problem when I do ps -aux.
The only other kernel I've tried, however, is 1.2.13, and it works just fine there.
I REALLY hope that somebody has a solution to this, because the 1.3.87 kernel
is a LOT faster =)

- Turbo

 
 
 

1.3.4x -> breaks top?

Post by Jason D Renni » Tue, 16 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:> I have exactly the same problem.  I have the same problem when I do ps
> -aux.  The only other kernel I've tried, however, is 1.2.13, and it works
> just fine there.
> I REALLY hope that somebody has a solution to this, because the 1.3.87
> kernel is a LOT faster =)

------------- THE SOLUTION --------------

Get "procps-0.99.tgz" from your local linux site.

Untar it with "tar xvzf procps-0.99.tgz" into a tmp directory (or other
equally suitable directory such as /usr/local) and then run
"./do_install"!

Yes, it can be THAT easy!  (of course, you could run into problems with
do_install and be forced to recomile everything, but that's life...)

If you don't want to go searching all over the place for procps, make
things easy on yourself and just do
"ftp://syrinx.res.cmu.edu/pub/system/procps-0.99.tgz"

Cya,

Quasi aka Data

View the Incident of the Week at "http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~jr6b/"

 
 
 

1.3.4x -> breaks top?

Post by Kim G. Fre » Thu, 18 Apr 1996 04:00:00




> >I've tried three kernel versions since 1.3.45 (I'm currently running 1.3.86)
> >and in all cases, top stops with a floating-point exception:

> > 20 processes: 19 sleeping, 1 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
> > CPU states:  0.3% user,  2.1% system,  0.0% nice, 97.7% idle
> > Mem:   6708K av,  6588K used,   120K free,  3012K shrd,  2416K buff
> > Swap: 32804K av,  1852K used, 30952K free

> > Floating point exception

> >I haven't seen any posts relating to such a problem so I'm wondering whether its
> >something to do with my machine - AMD DX2 80 (3V), although a friend of mine
> >is having the same problems on his machine (pentium 75)

> >Does anyone know what I'm babbling about?
> >--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >   Andrea Cocchiglia

> I have exactly the same problem.  I have the same problem when I do ps -aux.
> The only other kernel I've tried, however, is 1.2.13, and it works just fine there.
> I REALLY hope that somebody has a solution to this, because the 1.3.87 kernel
> is a LOT faster =)

> - Turbo


I belive this is becoming a FAQ.

To solve it, get the procps-0.99a.tar.gz package from your favorite
Linux FTP site.

-kim
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1. Things that broke upgrading 1.2.13 -> 1.3.xx (add yours here)

I think a list that entails the utitlities that get broken as a result
of upgrading from Slackware 3.0 (1.2.13) to 1.3.xx will be valuable for
people like me. I have found the following so far.

I installed Slackware 3.0 (1.2.13) and upgraded the kernel to 1.3.76.
Things that broke and how I fixed them:

Program         Solution
-------         --------
- ppd   (get the new ppp-2.2.0e and compile. Some manual fixes need
         in the header files to compile correctly)
- top   (get the procps-0.99a binaries and install)
- dvips (get dvipsk-5.58f and compile)
- xcuckoo (??)

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2. Looking for Michael Abrash

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4. what release of solaris on the install cd?

5. Make broken, top broken, flock errors, kernel modules broken

6. time vs. timex

7. RAM Parity Errors with 1.3.4x

8. SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS WITH LINUX

9. make can't file Makefile in 1.3.4x

10. Oops with linux 1.3.4x and a.out

11. Slow boot in 1.3.4x

12. IP aliases - working on 1.3.4x?

13. PCMCIA 3C589B + 1.3.4x problem