Subject: building userland that works with UVM.
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 02/09/1998 17:40:13
i've mostly made userland stuff work with UVM. there are still a couple
of problems to sort out (no ETA on these yet).
there are 6 programs affected by this:
/usr/bin/w [ /usr/bin/uptime is OK ]
some only need to be recompiled with -DUVM, others required changes to
the source... to build UVM-capable versions of these programs, one needs
to set "UVM" in the make environment (either an environment variable or
in /etc/mk.conf) to something. eg, i have `UVM=yes' in /etc/mk.conf.
this will add -DUVM to these programs.
current known problems:
- ps and w are not able to read the process argument or environment
- some members of the `struct vmtotal' (as obtained via sysctl
vm.vmmeter) are not yet filled in. this affects both vmstat and
systat's vmstat screen.
- `systat vmstat' does not currently display a whole lot of useful
the last problem should be fixed shortly. the first two require a fair
bit of thought and so far nothing totally concrete has been planned for
these (you're welcome to try! :-)
as normal, please send-pr any problems you see!