Release Notes: Thread support is now fully working in ps. The H, -L, m, -m, and -T options all work now, with and without sorting. This feature requires an NPTL-capable glibc and a 2.6.0-test7 kernel; kernels as old as 2.2.xx still work without thread display. The "top" program display now works on a few more genuine serial terminals.
Release Notes: This release gives ps working -L, -T, and H options for NPTL thread display, as well as the beginnings of m and -m support. This feature requires a 2.6.0-test6 kernel, or a 2.6.0-test5 kernel with a patch available from the procps Web site. Older kernels are still supported, of course.
Release Notes: This release gives users more control over ps output, with explicit column widths ("ps -o pid,wchan:42,args") and $PS_FORMAT for a user-defined default. The new CPU usage stats of Linux 2.6.0-test4 are displayed in top and properly summed by vmstat. There are some new display options for vmstat and a fix for 4 GB wrap-around in top. Starting with this release, a set of automated tests is being used to ensure correctness.
Release Notes: This release once again compiles with gcc 2.95, which doesn't support C99's syntax for declaring variables in the middle of a function.
Release Notes: This release is expected to fix a WCHAN ("ps l" and "ps -l") problem with GPLONLY_ symbols in late 2.4.xx kernels. The ps command now adjusts the PID column width according to the pid_max setting. The documentation was improved, and vmstat now offers some additional modes.
Release Notes: This release fixes memory usage reporting when gcc 3.x is used on IA-64 and Alpha. Other 64-bit platforms may have be affected. Documentation has improved a bit, and vmstat now lets you choose display units.
Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in top's keyboard handling. This bug prevented the help screen from working.
Release Notes: Packagers (a.k.a. downstream maintainers) will find it easier to skip parts of procps now. Now top starts up faster, and it won't refresh too fast on a 2.5.xx kernel without CONFIG_KALLSYMS. Various error, warning, and help messages have been improved.
Release Notes: Minor changes and fixes were made, including a memory leak in top, support for "ps s" with the 2.5.61 kernel, and a fix for a rare crash when showing WCHAN. GCC 2.91.xx is now supported. ps can now select by PPID, watch can hide the title, and "ps -C foo" compares more characters. A 32-bit procps should be able to handle 64-bit processes on the SPARC64. The README was also improved.
Release Notes: This release fixes several serious bugs. Every PID starting with "9" was hidden in the previous release. Data corruption, buffer overflow, and escape sequence problems from the procps-2.0.xx era have finally been fixed.