[kde-solaris] KDE 3.3.2, patches for 3.3.1 and some news :-)

Stefan Teleman steleman at nyc.rr.com
Thu Feb 10 04:04:14 CET 2005

On Wednesday 09 February 2005 08:08, Christopher Layne wrote:
> Really.. flat out wrong?

yes. i have copied and pasted the values reported by your patch on my 
machines. the values reported were completely wrong. not wrong by 
120KB, you were off by 6GB (that's GigaBytes). not only your patch 
did not fix anything, it made matters worse.

i do not have several swap files. i only have one swap partition of 
8GB in size. that's it. on both Solaris 8 and 9:

[steleman at obiwan][~/programming/kde-3.3.2/kdebase-3.3.2/kcontrol/kfontinst/lib][02/09/2005 
22:02:30][105]>> swap -l
swapfile             dev  swaplo blocks   free
/dev/dsk/c0t1d0s0   32,8      16 16778976 16778976

what does the swap allocation on several swap partitions have to do 
with total amount of swap reported anyway ? you're reporting amount 
of swap used and available, not swap files ? is there an option in 
KInfoCenter to report swap allocation over several swap files ?

what you do not seem to be willing to understand is:

you do not need to use ugly #ifdef's to report swap. swap information 
is available from kstat(3KSTAT), and you do not need to #include 
<sys/swap.h>, which causes compile errors, to report swap. 
kstat(3KSTAT) is available, and has a common interface, on both 
Solaris SPARC and x86.

once again, hoping that you will understand: your patch is flat out 
wrong. it retrieves incomplete infomation in an awkward and inelegant 
way and it reports wrong information. wrong information is worse than 
no information at all.

and this concludes my participation in this thread, because i have 
always found it pointless to argue with ignorance.


Stefan Teleman          'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
steleman at nyc.rr.com                          -Monty Python

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