[Slackbuilds-users] Fix for iotop issue with 4.4.144 kernel

Jason Graham jgraham at compukix.net
Sun Aug 19 04:34:07 UTC 2018


iotop is broken with the latest Slackware kernel. I've included the
maintainer here, but also posting the note and a patch for the iotop
SlackBuild to the list for further review.

A few comments regarding the issue and patch: Recent kernels, including
Slackware's 4.4.144 kernel, have introduced at least one blank line in
/proc/<pid>/status which breaks the parse_proc_pid_status() function in
iotop/data.py. The added patch fix-proc-status-read.patch updates this
function to skip empty lines.

Additional reports of this issue can be found here: 

    [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1584612 

    [3] https://bugs.launchpad.net/pkg-website/+bug/1773383

The fix is based on the report in [2].


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