[users at i-scream] Cannot read file system stats

Jens Rehsack sno at NetBSD.org
Thu Feb 7 15:30:56 GMT 2013

On 07.02.13 16:18, Tim Bishop wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 07, 2013 at 04:01:54PM +0100, Jens Rehsack wrote:
>> On 07.02.13 14:47, Tim Bishop wrote:
>> [...]
>>> I'm not aware of any packages. I'm also not too familiar with the debian
>>> package process, but I'd have thought the easiest starting point would
>>> be their package:
>>> http://packages.debian.org/source/testing/libstatgrab
>>> And just make the change you need. The simplest change would just be to
>>> add ext4 to that define above.
>> I'm always open to help releasing a 0.18 - the way to the repositories
>> of the several distributions will make such a new release on it's own ;)
> Yes, we really should sort that out. It's been ages and I'm sorry for
> still not doing anything. Last I recall I wasn't happy that the code was
> in a releasable state, but I don't recall the details.

Problem was that I hacked a lot in configure.in and m4/ sources what
probably better was not in the repo - but hell, I'm not an autoconf
nor an m4 coder, I'm system developer and C developer (okay, and C++
and Perl). I would let the configure sources in a working state - and
maybe receive some feedback from other developers out there (or not
and when I find a tuit I improve it later).

> https://github.com/tdb/libstatgrab/tree/jens-mega-patch
> If we can get that branch in to something that's sorted I'm happy to
> just release it. It's got to be better than doing nothing!

Beside the configure.in and m4/* content the sources are working
perfectly on any Unix except MacOS X. When you have some free
time (I know how time consuming a family is), I try to provide
all answers and fixes you need.

I got a new developer machine (MacOS X with SSD) - so I need to
order an external hard drive to setup some VM's. Gimme (we have
5th season in Cologne) few weeks to choose a nice one, order and
setup a test environment.

Basic questions can be answered in the meantime, anyway.

BTW: Current customer let me enhance the memory manager in my
mega patch to allow several allocation stragegies per statistic
type and caching of results via mmap(2). It's far from being
finished, but maybe a nice feature for 0.19 ;)

Best regards
Jens Rehsack
pkgsrc, Perl5

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