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Bug Fix Advisory procps bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:0461-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-04-09
Last updated on: 2012-06-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

An updated procps package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.

The procps package contains a set of system utilities that provide system
information using the /proc file system. The procps package includes the free,
pgrep, pkill, pmap, ps, pwdx, skill, slabtop, snice, sysctl, tload, top, uptime,
vmstat, w, and watch utilities.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, it was not possible to instruct the "top" utility by
using command-line options to sort processes according to the memory
consumption. This was possible only in interactive mode (by using the "Shift+M"
key combination). This update introduces a new command-line option, "-a", that
instructs the "top" utility to sort processes according to the memory
consumption in batch mode. Note that in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, this
functionality is provided by the "-m" option whereas the same option is used for
another feature in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. (BZ#746997)

* Previously, the CPULOOP variable effected only the statistical lines
representing the particular CPU cores. With this update, the "top" command
additionally applies the CPULOOP variable on the CPU summary line (that
represents all the CPU cores). (BZ#751475)

* Prior to this update, no development package was generated for procps. With
this update, a separate procps-devel package containing a set of procps
development headers is available. (BZ#766792)

All users of procps are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes
these bugs.


Solution

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

This update is available via 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 Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: f10dbbe660baf2d0d3730cf611cc5677
SHA-256: d572cc437566cdeb3c7af0de2df0578e1b8ced45cb168adaccdec661ddc732e7
 
IA-32:
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: fa7d4fe1d26310afb3a9f5784e3e8c3d
SHA-256: 98d7daed4b21017ab18410d49cf395644a0dec443994fda9538b8c88cca6b7eb
procps-debuginfo-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: f7979b3fed8a5f98bc879fbcf04b6d97
SHA-256: 9941427c187503e0cd043f18acdfb4dc7792ed336b9e44317ed28f4d76c3ee6b
procps-devel-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: d3f98d93876db99139a6fc486c9c76ac
SHA-256: 9155d67bcb7fc5bb7a821cb29929d85f29813fbdf9fb9450556f077ba456716b
 
x86_64:
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: fa7d4fe1d26310afb3a9f5784e3e8c3d
SHA-256: 98d7daed4b21017ab18410d49cf395644a0dec443994fda9538b8c88cca6b7eb
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 2ee68345cc64df54936866655583d976
SHA-256: 080f5132e79853b91f2201da09d8c5cdaf044fe472283339328df440c437c79b
procps-debuginfo-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: f7979b3fed8a5f98bc879fbcf04b6d97
SHA-256: 9941427c187503e0cd043f18acdfb4dc7792ed336b9e44317ed28f4d76c3ee6b
procps-debuginfo-3.2.8-23.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: a00208fc19c984982037609b5056107b
SHA-256: c4af8ad22090621d559b1a6c70a66d01f1bf7e92d27e71ef918e97ef69d2b943
procps-devel-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: d3f98d93876db99139a6fc486c9c76ac
SHA-256: 9155d67bcb7fc5bb7a821cb29929d85f29813fbdf9fb9450556f077ba456716b
procps-devel-3.2.8-23.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 81135848e09b77331d974bf779eb5f2c
SHA-256: 99feae48618fd5fe3aa502a6e46cb7cbf5e6d4752e13600f23c27fca17870eb2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: f10dbbe660baf2d0d3730cf611cc5677
SHA-256: d572cc437566cdeb3c7af0de2df0578e1b8ced45cb168adaccdec661ddc732e7
 
x86_64:
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: fa7d4fe1d26310afb3a9f5784e3e8c3d
SHA-256: 98d7daed4b21017ab18410d49cf395644a0dec443994fda9538b8c88cca6b7eb
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 2ee68345cc64df54936866655583d976
SHA-256: 080f5132e79853b91f2201da09d8c5cdaf044fe472283339328df440c437c79b
procps-debuginfo-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: f7979b3fed8a5f98bc879fbcf04b6d97
SHA-256: 9941427c187503e0cd043f18acdfb4dc7792ed336b9e44317ed28f4d76c3ee6b
procps-debuginfo-3.2.8-23.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: a00208fc19c984982037609b5056107b
SHA-256: c4af8ad22090621d559b1a6c70a66d01f1bf7e92d27e71ef918e97ef69d2b943
procps-devel-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: d3f98d93876db99139a6fc486c9c76ac
SHA-256: 9155d67bcb7fc5bb7a821cb29929d85f29813fbdf9fb9450556f077ba456716b
procps-devel-3.2.8-23.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 81135848e09b77331d974bf779eb5f2c
SHA-256: 99feae48618fd5fe3aa502a6e46cb7cbf5e6d4752e13600f23c27fca17870eb2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: f10dbbe660baf2d0d3730cf611cc5677
SHA-256: d572cc437566cdeb3c7af0de2df0578e1b8ced45cb168adaccdec661ddc732e7
 
IA-32:
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: fa7d4fe1d26310afb3a9f5784e3e8c3d
SHA-256: 98d7daed4b21017ab18410d49cf395644a0dec443994fda9538b8c88cca6b7eb
procps-debuginfo-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: f7979b3fed8a5f98bc879fbcf04b6d97
SHA-256: 9941427c187503e0cd043f18acdfb4dc7792ed336b9e44317ed28f4d76c3ee6b
procps-devel-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: d3f98d93876db99139a6fc486c9c76ac
SHA-256: 9155d67bcb7fc5bb7a821cb29929d85f29813fbdf9fb9450556f077ba456716b
 
PPC:
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 238adfb07e57555052913b3c008cb1e1
SHA-256: f673cd035a9b92128785b8fba39c127a12320354c0069db02dc22573c5a5e8cc
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 6725957aedd2dcffc2c6954cd7db1b20
SHA-256: 24b0b0364f788c263e0acd7b03e0db0d2cf9b7a5fd91a039ba96a86b25238d88
procps-debuginfo-3.2.8-23.el6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 0583515de6dc8d5cf4b65710009058c3
SHA-256: a3924435e891e421bb1503fae36205f870a8ac3d25c19b6c065092b781e9f808
procps-debuginfo-3.2.8-23.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 490a2b3113fbe40e65f03d9666e24d2d
SHA-256: 9170d6e2bd66cc975a76c31145bb0ad3d3f2caa0050cbadcae1e519d64d0fd05
procps-devel-3.2.8-23.el6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 06ba1eb93e0c32e55f9641bcbb5df17f
SHA-256: a7cc3e85270e54549427a45682a2e3b8bddac76d5ddf6eb5f009464603121fdd
procps-devel-3.2.8-23.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: b4e785f9d40d8c3eb07a0c86f1d58fb0
SHA-256: 3fa8ec8b049d0b5a8c88c7609cfcc010c22551d20c41964c9cac02e715c083e4
 
s390x:
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 5ba6a049c8843d388a63631a0c6b335d
SHA-256: d71665cb1407f9166eecef5594b1c11125679f2e961b5b8976b624d0f3f3b911
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 320c80a15eb2257b391259ae21c9562d
SHA-256: f065acc18dbd85b8c2103695e1b0aa6bbe8c4bf34ed6b0f1e857e4d1de05af9d
procps-debuginfo-3.2.8-23.el6.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: a8901e7b1a3c3a196548fec8d0406a4a
SHA-256: 37ed9a45ca12354f7d3b485a4f840c342e4e80261b55b4976c509737f8566c71
procps-debuginfo-3.2.8-23.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 209366f3b9c556b73f66b74451710ca7
SHA-256: d6b8b8abeb336c19295b846b45a44b0cd75fcc1206402670909f7258a491a6bd
procps-devel-3.2.8-23.el6.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 82a025ae7bbe4e29190633c2132dc17e
SHA-256: 59e3fbd321e30439d5b1726368f9999d310955f43fff82cd68b6f7763dac2943
procps-devel-3.2.8-23.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 07402f1dcd22a9a2b4f66816feae0df0
SHA-256: 38492539b02b31a2b677eca43018ca52f2b46766eadb72bdfe87ea5e7382bc31
 
x86_64:
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: fa7d4fe1d26310afb3a9f5784e3e8c3d
SHA-256: 98d7daed4b21017ab18410d49cf395644a0dec443994fda9538b8c88cca6b7eb
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 2ee68345cc64df54936866655583d976
SHA-256: 080f5132e79853b91f2201da09d8c5cdaf044fe472283339328df440c437c79b
procps-debuginfo-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: f7979b3fed8a5f98bc879fbcf04b6d97
SHA-256: 9941427c187503e0cd043f18acdfb4dc7792ed336b9e44317ed28f4d76c3ee6b
procps-debuginfo-3.2.8-23.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: a00208fc19c984982037609b5056107b
SHA-256: c4af8ad22090621d559b1a6c70a66d01f1bf7e92d27e71ef918e97ef69d2b943
procps-devel-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: d3f98d93876db99139a6fc486c9c76ac
SHA-256: 9155d67bcb7fc5bb7a821cb29929d85f29813fbdf9fb9450556f077ba456716b
procps-devel-3.2.8-23.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 81135848e09b77331d974bf779eb5f2c
SHA-256: 99feae48618fd5fe3aa502a6e46cb7cbf5e6d4752e13600f23c27fca17870eb2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: f10dbbe660baf2d0d3730cf611cc5677
SHA-256: d572cc437566cdeb3c7af0de2df0578e1b8ced45cb168adaccdec661ddc732e7
 
IA-32:
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: fa7d4fe1d26310afb3a9f5784e3e8c3d
SHA-256: 98d7daed4b21017ab18410d49cf395644a0dec443994fda9538b8c88cca6b7eb
procps-debuginfo-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: f7979b3fed8a5f98bc879fbcf04b6d97
SHA-256: 9941427c187503e0cd043f18acdfb4dc7792ed336b9e44317ed28f4d76c3ee6b
procps-devel-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: d3f98d93876db99139a6fc486c9c76ac
SHA-256: 9155d67bcb7fc5bb7a821cb29929d85f29813fbdf9fb9450556f077ba456716b
 
x86_64:
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: fa7d4fe1d26310afb3a9f5784e3e8c3d
SHA-256: 98d7daed4b21017ab18410d49cf395644a0dec443994fda9538b8c88cca6b7eb
procps-3.2.8-23.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 2ee68345cc64df54936866655583d976
SHA-256: 080f5132e79853b91f2201da09d8c5cdaf044fe472283339328df440c437c79b
procps-debuginfo-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: f7979b3fed8a5f98bc879fbcf04b6d97
SHA-256: 9941427c187503e0cd043f18acdfb4dc7792ed336b9e44317ed28f4d76c3ee6b
procps-debuginfo-3.2.8-23.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: a00208fc19c984982037609b5056107b
SHA-256: c4af8ad22090621d559b1a6c70a66d01f1bf7e92d27e71ef918e97ef69d2b943
procps-devel-3.2.8-23.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: d3f98d93876db99139a6fc486c9c76ac
SHA-256: 9155d67bcb7fc5bb7a821cb29929d85f29813fbdf9fb9450556f077ba456716b
procps-devel-3.2.8-23.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1463
    MD5: 81135848e09b77331d974bf779eb5f2c
SHA-256: 99feae48618fd5fe3aa502a6e46cb7cbf5e6d4752e13600f23c27fca17870eb2
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

746997 - top utility can't sort by memory usage in batch mode



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