Subject: bin/13230: Query on BUGS in systat(1)
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
Date: 06/17/2001 20:19:05
>Synopsis: odd wording in bugs section of systat(1)
>Arrival-Date: Sun Jun 17 06:17:01 PDT 2001
>Originator: Robert Elz
>Release: NetBSD-current 2001-06-17
University of Melbourne
System: NetBSD kre.coe.psu.ac.th 1.5V NetBSD 1.5V (KRE) #3: Mon May 14 13:49:49 ICT 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/obj/sys/compile/KRE i386
The BUGS section of systat(1) says ...
Consumes CPU resources and thus may skew statistics. Certain displays
presume a minimum of 80 characters per line. The vmstat display looks
out of place because it is (it was added in as a separate display rather
than created as a new program).
Of the sentences there, the first is kind of obvious, and unavoidable
and hence, not really a bug, just a fact - but that isn't what this
send-pr is about.
The second is a bug, but is too trivial to think about.
The third sentence is correct, or its major part is, but the
parenthetical comment is either badly written, or straight out
The vmstat display started out life as a separate program, and
was later merged into systat (which I don't think yet existed when
the separate program was created).
I'm not sure exactly what the BUGS comment is trying to say,
but it doesn't suggest to me what I know to be the facts, so ...
(I always wanted to say that in send-pr ...)
Apply the following patch to usr.bin/systat/systat.1
--- systat.1.OLD Tue May 8 04:10:26 2001
+++ systat.1 Sun Jun 17 20:16:44 2001
@@ -526,4 +526,4 @@
display looks out of place because it is (it was added in as
-a separate display rather than created as a new program).
+a separate display from what used to be a different program).