Subject: Re: i386 interrupt counters
To: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@ux2.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
From: Noriyuki Soda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/15/1996 03:18:57
>>>>> On Wed, 14 Aug 1996 00:08:10 -0400,
Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@ux2.sp.cs.cmu.edu> said:
> (1) you still need the ability to add multiple 'intr' counters
> per devices (distinguished with different names), and
> (2) if you want to allow vmstat to pretty-print the output (or
> other programs to do more complex manipulation of the
> output), you need do encode some sort of hierarchy.
> I'd like (2), but i think i'd settle for (1) as long as vmstat was
> modified to no longer calculate totals, and instead use v_intr as
> the total interrupt count.
Though i386 ports doesn't handle v_intr correctly, yet. (fix is trivial).
> On a slightly different note, i'd also like the ability to avoid
> associating event counters with devices.
Perhaps old style per-interrupt-line counter and stray interrupt
counter could be integrated with new style counter in this way.
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