In the last episode (Jul 02), [EMAIL PROTECTED] said: > I've written an Afterstep applet that retrieves and displays > different time and system information. The Linux port uses a few > functions like gmtime() and gethostname() and reads most of the info > from /proc files. The FreeBSD port used the function calls and gets > most of the info from sysctl() calls, except for the swap space. As > written now, that info is retrieved with kvm_getswapinfo(). The > problem is that that function requires access to /dev/mem which isn't > available without sgid privileges. The current work-around is to > display 0 for swap space if the applet is running un-privileged. > > I've searched and browsed the mailing lists, I've poured over the > .h's, .c's, sysctl -a and man pages for weeks but I'm stumped. Is > there some way to get total and either free or used swap space > without using /dev/mem? If not, why is that one piece of info not > available through a sysctl() call?
It is in 5.x. The kvm_getswapinfo() function reads the vm.swap_info sysctl when getting status on a live system. You'll just have to install the applet setgid kmem to get swap info on 4.x. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"