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Bug Fix Advisory procps bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2013:0062-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-01-07
Last updated on: 2013-01-07
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated procps packages that fix several bugs and add one enhancement are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The procps packages contain a set of system utilities that provide system
information. The procps packages include the following utilities: ps, free,
skill, pkill, pgrep, snice, tload, top, uptime, vmstat, w, watch, and pwdx.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Due to an inaccurate internal evaluation of the CPU utilization, the "ps
--sort" command did not work as expected in some cases. Consequently, some of
the values in the final sorted sequence were in an incorrect order. This bug has
been fixed and these values are sorted correctly in the described scenario.
(BZ#598561)

* Prior to this update, the description of the SWAP field in the top(1) man page
could be misleading and confusing. The man page has been fixed by using the SWAP
field description from the man page of the successor project procps-ng.
(BZ#730724)

* Descriptions for some of the top command switches were missing in the top(1)
man page. Switches "-m", "-M", and "-V", which represent sorting by memory
usage, memory units detection, and version/help, respectively, have been added
to these updated procps packages. (BZ#757734)

* Previously, values shown in the "si" and "so" columns were always zero for the
"m" or "M" conversion units. The evaluation has been modified to prevent losses
of the arithmetic precision and zero values no longer appears in this situation.
(BZ#839340)

This update also adds the following enhancement:

* This update introduces a new enhancement in using of the "w" command. Users
can switch the value shown in the FROM field to represent IP addresses instead
of hostnames. This behavior can be achieved with the "-i" switch. (BZ#586742)

All users of procps are advised to upgrade to these updated packages that fix
these bugs and add 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/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
procps-3.2.7-22.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: ed8a5a64e87c4c6976071fe061b9b77f
SHA-256: a20e466ae78e51a6dc124dbe5dcd83838aa532977a32846102655d98f52b4ac8
 
IA-32:
procps-3.2.7-22.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 1cf6e465859e994a78cca253d81592ca
SHA-256: c8b1695e49a3092b2d5a02c44937872112c1fa68d9bed41f7088f03bc98baf21
procps-debuginfo-3.2.7-22.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 66968c560bfe18725c7343f0075c65db
SHA-256: 59a9b06d6cec0849e71d699156d0ad10df1205a142423179108a7c21b073d2c6
 
IA-64:
procps-3.2.7-22.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: a5d94044e6eee46a1d4da9652569fe88
SHA-256: 6257c1e1a189c7e0264e414727a22e112456539959f826e2b57afe0e3d7b8094
procps-debuginfo-3.2.7-22.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 4dc7a8e7557ad911f046be91bd63d5db
SHA-256: 40dfc22b3d6069b58a61d4becee1539c495a32b7579ab6f38a985b413f8a3e35
 
PPC:
procps-3.2.7-22.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 62d31c35cf74c4ab44f140f8199e718d
SHA-256: 54279a8f26af02bc3eded0261da5464621c0d27305590bd0bb1baf075b5ffcd2
procps-3.2.7-22.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: b559306fb157608950cc87532a20357c
SHA-256: 397cc3bb1d45998089631830bcc3cbe347d4b24fe19581731223221d795f597f
procps-debuginfo-3.2.7-22.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 23828371488b40bc8039df69c6a2aa03
SHA-256: c692229cc94c5709714ee3eefe0f0f679500f6f42667bf4b4d98a534d67912b3
procps-debuginfo-3.2.7-22.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: a86fc076f5690543fdb60f0298f54dc6
SHA-256: 18ade9017cef988b4b93c2d9adf3cdf1e7f9f68f5ccb4b60e4684f723e13083f
 
s390x:
procps-3.2.7-22.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 6228e9bf989a94f16de404415dfc0573
SHA-256: a0e4cfd8db4ac91bc16b62f8c718a98b79c93a7635cf09a06a17b2ec29ccb1ea
procps-debuginfo-3.2.7-22.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: e05f9b23da522d0ef19ea4b63636a425
SHA-256: 0ace85d9955b0ba3ee5210e9c4335c1fc621fead422b946c1e656d783fc5bc31
 
x86_64:
procps-3.2.7-22.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 44d574c3b7aa9aa65d794dcdfda99870
SHA-256: 1e8672d1be4f137ab0e253134793b7ab7cbeece1862203391028c2ec62b9ee68
procps-debuginfo-3.2.7-22.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 00deedbf2ac40705c9506f998e944170
SHA-256: f81d222a23973ca2f7f0df68d47849f556b7a8d8ad0a49f6bd1ccfbc2a78db9a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
procps-3.2.7-22.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: ed8a5a64e87c4c6976071fe061b9b77f
SHA-256: a20e466ae78e51a6dc124dbe5dcd83838aa532977a32846102655d98f52b4ac8
 
IA-32:
procps-3.2.7-22.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 1cf6e465859e994a78cca253d81592ca
SHA-256: c8b1695e49a3092b2d5a02c44937872112c1fa68d9bed41f7088f03bc98baf21
procps-debuginfo-3.2.7-22.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 66968c560bfe18725c7343f0075c65db
SHA-256: 59a9b06d6cec0849e71d699156d0ad10df1205a142423179108a7c21b073d2c6
 
x86_64:
procps-3.2.7-22.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 44d574c3b7aa9aa65d794dcdfda99870
SHA-256: 1e8672d1be4f137ab0e253134793b7ab7cbeece1862203391028c2ec62b9ee68
procps-debuginfo-3.2.7-22.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1338
    MD5: 00deedbf2ac40705c9506f998e944170
SHA-256: f81d222a23973ca2f7f0df68d47849f556b7a8d8ad0a49f6bd1ccfbc2a78db9a
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

586742 - RFE: "w" should have "-n" flag to suppress reverse name resolution of IP addresses
730724 - Discrepancy with SWAP field description on top man page
757734 - top: Sorting by memory usage is not documented



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