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Enhancement Advisory procps enhancement update

Advisory: RHEA-2011:1497-1
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-02-20
Last updated on: 2012-02-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An enhanced procps package is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The procps package contains a set of system utilities that provide system
information. The procps package includes the following commands: ps, free,
skill, pkill, pgrep, snice, tload, top, uptime, vmstat, w, watch, and pdwx.

This updated procps package adds the following enhancement:

* Prior to this update the option to sort processes based on memory consumption
using the top utility was only available in interactive mode (using Shift-M).
Consequently you could not sort based on memory usage in batch mode. With this
update an option, "-m", has been added to the "top" command that will
automatically sort by memory usage. (BZ#547749)

Users of procps are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which adds this
enhancement.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
procps-3.2.7-18.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 7b5cb21e3c5742d64775a4b578fb3a51
SHA-256: 71e3c089fc4369a28060b3f1d31414ad4c8ca3c0605bbecc9ee830f63d0f35d6
 
IA-32:
procps-3.2.7-18.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 2ff1f33334107b920a2dd13aec908bc4
SHA-256: 9ecc248c8d0f461eae314ea1aa6aa6da69dfc0c8de0c84f114f2d07dcff17dac
 
IA-64:
procps-3.2.7-18.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: fa8c410cecfac5eaa141f92e53cd8559
SHA-256: f3d923bb18caf27cc45e735bc68ef0c24a556aaf2304f39c3dc9774c0a58596a
 
PPC:
procps-3.2.7-18.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 4df9547ff9e1c9cd7e1d9e8cd3920ef7
SHA-256: 9a7e05dfb8d3cc4872029dbea0b0dce0b8dd7e8189703213cd0032640eb07a0c
procps-3.2.7-18.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: f74a8224694c875c1d8aa2acd7aced6c
SHA-256: c028fa9fbd6c1823f347a6be633fd21e98ac3fb2773739ff4b27bd567aa8b451
 
s390x:
procps-3.2.7-18.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 2e72fe5de0dcdc0dcf0b1627006e284d
SHA-256: 387fb763b21fb2542c4420d615c6f527df2b21815ac98e9294be0755f77809b1
 
x86_64:
procps-3.2.7-18.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: ceecd1c9fc305f9005e5e70ab3641c4e
SHA-256: af5616dc2ed549a9273295c5ddb20e894ca6620dae898fe429eb370a057c52d0
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
procps-3.2.7-18.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 7b5cb21e3c5742d64775a4b578fb3a51
SHA-256: 71e3c089fc4369a28060b3f1d31414ad4c8ca3c0605bbecc9ee830f63d0f35d6
 
IA-32:
procps-3.2.7-18.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 2ff1f33334107b920a2dd13aec908bc4
SHA-256: 9ecc248c8d0f461eae314ea1aa6aa6da69dfc0c8de0c84f114f2d07dcff17dac
 
x86_64:
procps-3.2.7-18.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: ceecd1c9fc305f9005e5e70ab3641c4e
SHA-256: af5616dc2ed549a9273295c5ddb20e894ca6620dae898fe429eb370a057c52d0
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

547749 - top utility can't sort by memory usage in batch mode


Keywords

pmap, procps, ps, top, vmstat


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