A new release of the 3.x branch of the procps utilites was recently announced, 3.1.13, with the following comments:
"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."
Read on for the full announcement email with complete details.
"slabtop(1) displays detailed kernel slab cache information in real time. It displays a listing of the top caches sorted by one of the listed sort criterias. It also displays a statistics header filled with slab layer information."
More information about the slab layer can be found on the slabinfo man page. For the full slabtop announcement, complete with some sample output and download directions, read on.
Several open source developers will be at Southern California Linux Expo 2003 touting open-source and providing technical presentations on their various projects. Names include Andrew Morton (Linux 2.6 maintainer), William Irwin (Linux Memory Management developer), Kevin Lawton (Bochs and Plex86) and many more.
Benoit Gregoire recently posted an article to the GnuCash users mailing list, summarizing the current state of the GnuCash project. His paper is titled, "STATE OF THE GNUCASH PROJECT, A CALL FOR HELP", and begins:
"The GnuCash project is having a hard time. I think most everyone agrees that GnuCash is a critical piece of software for the Linux desktop. It's also one the largest free software projects. How big is it? GnuCash currently has 287,853 physical source lines of code (SLOC)."
Benoit continues on to with a little history of the project, then what needs to be done to ensure the project's survival. As a daily GnuCash user myself (currently managing my finances with version 1.8.4), I for one am quite interested in seeing this project not only survive, but to thrive. Read on for Benoit's full article.