Subject: Re: proc size...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <Havard.Eidnes@runit.sintef.no>
Date: 10/26/1998 20:15:34
> hi. i'm running alpha netbsd 1.3.2 with the latest kernel source... it
> seems that something soesn't work with ps and w. error is "proc size
> mismatch" i've read some of the older messages about this subject, am i
> going to have to recompile w and ps?
Not only that, you'll probably have to recompile libkvm as well, and
if that depends on newer functions from your C library you might as
well go the whole way and install the user-land code corresponding
to your kernel sources.
The reason 'w' and 'ps' fail is that these programs peek into the
kernel memory for certain kernel data structures, and some of these
data structures change size and/or layout between releases.