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Re: WCHAN on R3000

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>
Subject: Re: WCHAN on R3000
From: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 12:05:42 +0100
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com, linux-mips@fnet.fr, linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu
In-reply-to: <000801bf6b14$51b2e620$0ceca8c0@satanas.mips.com>; from Kevin D. Kissell on Sun, Jan 30, 2000 at 12:22:27PM +0100
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Sender: flo@rfc822.org
On Sun, Jan 30, 2000 at 12:22:27PM +0100, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> Note, however, that the incident below happened
> on an R4000 platform, not an R3K.   It's probably
> more significant that it was on a DECstation, thus
> a little-endian platform.  Which set of binaries are
> you running?   From your ps output, I don't think
> they are the same as I run, and I don't see this
> behaviour on my little-endian system.   Most of
> the fixes for little-endian kernels that we've made at
> MIPS have found their way into the SGI repository,
> but one may have been missed, or we may have
> an as-yet-undiscovered bug on our hands.
> 
> Why on earth would ps be doing a floating point
> conversion in the course of displaying wchan,
> anyway???

The binariers are homebrewed - Debian potato source package.

The system is based on the decroot something + a lot debian packages
i built myself ...

(root@repeat)~# ps -V
Unknown HZ value! (0) Assume 100.
procps version 2.0.3
(root@repeat)~#

Flo
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