Subject: Re: bin/20316: systat interrupt counters
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 02/12/2003 18:12:46
> systat have recently had the "new" interrupt counters added.
> However, when displaying the names of these counters, systat prefers
> displaying the counter name to the counter group name.
> This is wrong, I believe.
I do not believe so. On i386 the full names are:
pic0 pin 14
pic0 pin 10
pic0 pin 9
pic0 pin 4
pic0 pin 3
pic0 pin 1
pic0 pin 12
pic0 pin 0
So just showing the group names would be rather pointless.
> The counter name is group specific, and is not guaranteed to be unique.
True, but there are very likely to be many counters in a single grpoup.
> By prefering to show this string if both strings don't fit, you get a list
> that is difficult to decipher.
> In addition systat also truncates group and name if they don't fit, which
> removed important information.
Run systat in a wider window. Both are actually allowed to be quite long.
> The name of the event counter is often just "intr"
> (atleast on VAXen), which means you just get a lists with "intr".
The display looks a lot better on i386, I put it to you that there are
more i386 systems running netbsd than vax.
Perhaps the actual problem is the unhelpful naming of the counters.
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org