Subject: systat weirdness
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Chris Jones <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/17/1998 16:39:46
This is on a -current (yesterday) i386:

Script started on Fri Jul 17 16:36:27 1998
$ /usr/bin/systat vmstat
systat: kvm_openfiles: /dev/mem: Permission denied
$ ls -l /dev/mem
crw-r-----  1 root  kmem  2, 0 Jul 16 13:23 /dev/mem
$ ls -l /usr/bin/systat
-r-xr-sr-x  1 root  kmem  45056 Jul 17 16:16 /usr/bin/systat
$ exit

Script done on Fri Jul 17 16:36:45 1998

I don't get it.  I thought -r-xr-sr-x meant it would do the right thing.

Chris Jones                                
           Mad scientist at large          
"Is this going to be a stand-up programming session, sir, or another bug hunt?"