Subject: Re: i386 interrupt counters
To: Chris G Demetriou <>
From: Noriyuki Soda <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/15/1996 03:18:57
>>>>> On Wed, 14 Aug 1996 00:08:10 -0400,
	Chris G Demetriou <> 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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