Subject: Re: pkgsrc/sysutils/top breaks on alpha
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: the Riz <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/19/1997 12:03:30
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> Can any alpha guru please have a look at this:
> theta# ./top
> Floating exception (core dumped)
> theta# gdb top top.core
> ...
> Core was generated by `top'.
> Program terminated with signal 8, Floating point exception.
> #0  0x120008860 in format_next_process () at machine.c:513
> 513         sprintf(fmt,

I looked into this a few weeks ago, before my time ran short.  What I found
was that the kernel value 'hz' on the Alpha returns zero, producing a
divide by zero error when formatting the output string.  That's where I
left it, cuz I know little about the kernel.  


Jeff Rizzo