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ITA: asmon

I've been running WindowMaker on at least one of my workstations for years, and for most of that time I've used a little dockapp called asmon that monitors systems resources and displays things like CPU usage, load average, and memory utilization.

This weekend I noticed that on my amd64 box, (runs kernel 2.6), that most of it was blank. The culprit, changes to /proc/stat and /proc/meminfo, (pretty much the same deal as net-snmp). Within a few minutes, I was able to hack up a fix and restore the pretty bar graphs and blinking lights. With a little more work I had a patch that included conditionals so that it would continue to work with older kernels. Later, when I was convinced that it was suitable for the masses, I headed over to the BTS to submit the result and discovered that the package was orphaned.

At this point, adopting the package seemed like the Right Thing Todo, so the obligatory ITA has been filed. A test package is in the works and I will probably be seeking sponsorship for it in the next couple of weeks

Update: I've uploaded a package to my repository, if you are so inclined you can give it a whirl with the following sources.

deb http://debian.sym-link.com unstable asmon
deb-src http://debian.sym-link.com unstable asmon

ucarp 1.1-1 test package created

Frank Denis announced the release of ucarp 1.1 a few days ago so I've updated my Debian package. I plan to test it a little more, but barring any issues I will probably seek sponsorship later this week. For anyone that wants it before then ...

deb http://debian.sym-link.com unstable ucarp

ucarp 1.1-1 test packages created

Frank Denis announced the release of ucarp 1.1 a few days ago so I've updated my Debian package. I plan to test it a little more, but barring any issues I will probably seek sponsorship sometime later this week. For anyone that wants it before then ...

deb http://debian.sym-link.com unstable ucarp

xsupplicant 1.0-1 in Sarge

Sweet, I just noticed that xsupplicant has propagated to Sarge. Barring any unforeseeable, (read: release critical), issues, it should be a part of the next stable release of Debian!

Changes in Kernel 2.6 break net-snmp

Ran across some nasty breakage today whereby the version of net-snmp in Woody, (4.2.3), would segfault when walking a certain table. As it turns out, changes in the kernel were to blame, page in/out, and swap in/out having been moved from /proc/stat to /proc/vmstat in recent kernel versions.

I came up with a quick fix, (fixes net-snmp for kernel 2.6, but breaks it on kernel 2.4 :), which should be enough to hold me over until my production machines are upgraded to Sarge and net-snmp 5.