Subject: Re: vmstat, iostat etc no longer work?
To: Ian Dall <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/10/1996 17:47:31
On Mon, 11 Nov 1996, Ian Dall wrote:

>   vmstat: can't reference kptr 0xf8f141a
>   vmstat: kvm_read: Bad address
> ...
> Has the interface changed? Do I need to recompile the utilities?

No doubt. This happens on a pretty regular basis.

This is not criticism: this is an honest question. Is there a reason
we've not moved to using the /kern and /proc filesystems for this
sort of stuff, or is it just something we've not gotten around to
yet? Are there good reasons for not using /kern and /proc?


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