Subject: bin/2756: man page for systat's "vmstat" display out of date
To: None <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/15/1996 04:13:08
>Number:         2756
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       man page for systat's  "vmstat" display out of date
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Sep 15 21:50:04 1996
>Originator:     Jonathan Stone
>Release:        1.2_BETA
System: NetBSD Cup.DSG.Stanford.EDU 1.2_BETA NetBSD 1.2_BETA (DSG) #47: Mon Jul 29 12:05:57 PDT 1996 jonathan@Cup.DSG.Stanford.EDU:/aga/n1/src/NetBSD/IP-PLUS/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/DSG i386

The manual  page for systat's vmstat display is out of date.
The order of the left-hand entries  has changed; disk I/O statistics
are  the bottom-most entry, not namei translations.

There  are no pseudo-dma statistics; something that would be worth showing
on vaxes,  other systems with DZ-based serial ports, or anything using

I also think systat's vmstat page should  include  *seconds* in its time
field, as top does.  It's otherwise hard to tell the differcne bewteen
a completely static display and one that's locked up.

I have not compared the manpage descriptions of the other systat displays,
they may be out of date too.


Should be obvious if one reads the manpage side-by-side with a running