Subject: Re: problem with 'w' after recent rebuild?
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: David Carrel <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/08/1997 10:28:05
>  > I just rebuilt from current sources (my system was several weeks old) and 
>       now
>  > get this from w(1):
>  > 
>  > w: proc size mismatch (34344 total, 644 chunks)
> ...hmm... I saw this on my hp300 with ps(1) until I rebuilt ps(1), then
> it worked fine.

I am having a problem on my i386 where /var/db/kvm.db is not being remade
when I change kernels and reboot.  I have all the right libraries and
includes and binaries.  If I run kvm_mkdb the file does not change.  But if
I delete the file and then run kvm_mkdb, kvm.db gets rebuilt and everything
is happy once again.

This is effecting all the programs you would expect.  ps, netstat, ...

kvm_mkdb seems broken in how it detects if changes are needed.  But I
haven't had a chance to track this down further.