Re: Libgtop and FreeBSD


Well, I'm very busy this week and the next week, but then I have holidays
and can take a closer look at this. Last weekend I installed RedHat 5.1
and FreeBSD 2.2.6 on my machine, so I can test the FreeBSD port of
libgtop, too.


On Tue, 7 Jul 1998, Josh Sled wrote:

> To:
> Subject: Libgtop and FreeBSD
> From: Josh Sled <jsled@scam.XCF.Berkeley.EDU>
> Sorry for the lack of word/progress on the FreeBSD port of Libgtop... 
> I still have intentions to finish what I've started, unfortunately,
> my computer seems to be conspiring against me.
> Every time I try to run test programs [to make sure I'm getting the
> data, and getting the correct data], something goes wrong.  Linking
> with the KVM library [used for getting access to the kvm_* functions
> which report on Kernel Virtual Memory] causes the program to do mysterious,
> bad things... sometimes the output code is screwed up and doesn't see the
> correct main function...  Last time I tried, the program had a bus error
> on the first kvm_ call [kvm_getprocs(...)], which strangely [and
> frustratingly] enough had worked before...  [this is still the case...
> see below]
> Either I'm doing something wrong [doubtful because of the lack of complexity
> of my test programs], or FreeBSD is screwed... I can't determine which.
> I've been trying to upgrade FreeBSD, but I think I'm going to have to get
> more disk space before I can do that... and I don't even think that will solve
> the problem, since the test program didn't seem to work on a recent-release
> of FreeBSD [2.2.6 ... the current release version].
> Oy vey...
> More as it develops...
> If anyone else expresses interest in working on the port, I do have
> [somewhat] functional code... maybe they'll have more luck compiling
> than I...
> ...jsled
> PS. If anyone's interested or has played with libkvm in FreeBSD,
> this is what happens with the program...  it's a long shot, but maybe
> someone can help me... I'd really like to use gtop, someday...
> root@ip-206-79-223-152$ [~] gcc -ggdb -lkvm -L/usr/lib -o foo foo.c
> root@ip-206-79-223-152$ [~] gdb ./foo
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> GDB 4.16 (i386-unknown-freebsd), 
> Copyright 1996 Free Software Foundation, Inc...
> (gdb) b main
> Breakpoint 1 at 0x1638: file foo.c, line 24.
> (gdb) run
> Starting program: /root/./foo 
> Breakpoint 1, main () at foo.c:24
> 24        printf("begin\n");
> (gdb) n
> begin
> 28        kd = kvm_open(NULL, NULL, NULL, O_RDONLY, "kvm_open");
> (gdb) 
> 30        if (kd == NULL) {
> (gdb) 
> 35        pinfo = kvm_getprocs(kd, KERN_PROC_PID, 6626, count);
> (gdb) 
> Program received signal SIGBUS, Bus error.
> 0x8019d1b in ?? () from /usr/lib/
> (gdb) bt
> #0  0x8019d1b in ?? () from /usr/lib/
> #1  0x1693 in main () at foo.c:35
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