Re: 2.5 Changes doc update.

From: Albert D. Cahalan (
Date: Wed Dec 11 2002 - 22:43:38 EST

Dave Jones writes:

> - Alternatively, the procps by Albert Cahalan now supports the
> altered formats since v3.0.5, but lags behind the bleeding edge
> version maintained by Rik and Robert. --

Currently I'd say it's mostly the other way around.

Differences between procps-2.1.11 and procps-3.1.2 that relate
to Linux 2.5.xx support are:

1. Robert has /proc/*/wchan support (for WCHAN w/o
2. My vmstat has a fast O(1) algorithm for 2.5.xx kernels
3. My vmstat reports IO-wait time
4. My sysctl handles the 2.5.xx VLAN interfaces

So that's 1-to-3 in my favor, based strictly on support of the
2.5.xx kernels. I find this odd actually, seeing as the procps-2
developers made #2 and #3 possible. The only time I fell behind
was when Rik patched procps _before_ Linus accepted a change.

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