Subject: Re: MacBSD on CD-ROM?
To: Allen Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Lawrence Kesteloot <email@example.com>
Date: 03/20/1995 15:33:47
> > Hi, the new kernel and X11R6 works great but since it's been
> > installed, the "ps" command doesn't work any longer. Where is the pb?
> I thought that this was in a FAQ somewhere...
> Q) I updated my kernel and some commands no longer work--like 'ps' and 'w'.
> A) Several programs, including ps(1) and w(1), use information in the
> kernel and will therefore break if any of the relevant data structures
> change size. To fix this problem, you can either recompile the
> program in question (including libkvm, too), or, in the case of 'ps,'
> you can make sure that /proc is mounted and use the 'procps' program
> (available from the cray-ymp.acm.stuorg.vt.edu ftp site).
Well, from the FAQ at cray-ymp.acm.stuorg.vt.edu:/pub/NetBSD_Mac/docs/FAQ:
> 23. "ps" says "ps: proc size mismatch"; what's wrong?
> The "ps" program reads the kernel's data directly. If the size of the
> process structure has changed in the kernel and "ps" has not been
> recompiled since, then there is a size mismatch. Try to find a newer
> version of "ps" or compile your own. (Get the source from
> agate.berkeley.edu:/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-current/src/bin/ps. Of course,
> make sure you also have the latest kernel sources to have the correct
And from the info file that people get when they subscribe to macbsd-general:
> For general questions/answers/debate/help with MacBSD.
> FAQ available for FTP from cray-ymp.acm.stuorg.vt.edu.
> Please read it before posting.
> Send general questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.