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

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at slackbuilds.org
Sat Aug 25 10:23:07 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 
>     [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 information
i have tested and pushed the patch to my branch which will be included
in the next public update.

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

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