Subject: Re: Slow output from 'ps'
To: =?iso-8859-1?Q?=C5ge_R=F8bekk?= <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/29/1995 17:01:30
	My ps is much faster, but its also generating one hell of a
	lot of kdump.out (which indicates use of netbsd.db ok)
	On a i486 running 2 xterm & fvwm it dumps ~700k to ktrace.out,
	and on a 17 user sparc 4/330 it dumps ~3.7Mb.

	Maybe this is perfectly ok - I'd just be happier if someone who
	knows whats going on says it is :)

		David (MIME)  +44 171 477 8186  {post,host}master   (abs)
Network Analyst, UCS, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB.

On Thu, 29 Jun 1995, =?iso-8859-1?Q?=C5ge_R=F8bekk?= wrote:

> One thing, why does 'ps aux' take about 5 seconds to complete, while
> on FreeBSD it takes roughly 0.4 seconds? The ktrace output from ps
> gave me a 1 Mb file. And, while printing the process entries, there is
> heavy hard disk i/o, most likely this that causes the slow printing.
> It looks like, from the ktrace output, that ps scans the /netbsd
> image. But why so slow? 
> -aage