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

Audrius Kažukauskas audrius at neutrino.lt
Mon Aug 20 20:30:46 UTC 2018

Hi, Jason,

On Sun, 2018-08-19 at 00:27:25 -0400, Jason Graham wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 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
>  [2]
> https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/446624/error-with-command-iotop-on-centos
>  [3] https://bugs.launchpad.net/pkg-website/+bug/1773383
> The fix is based on the report in [2].

Thanks for the heads up.  I was on holiday for the last couple of weeks
and just now getting back to computer stuff (including SlackBuilds).
I'll submit the fix as soon as I can.

Audrius Kažukauskas
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