Summary: Replace the use of read /dev/kmem by a syscall for
Project: GNU Screen
Submitted by: None
Submitted on: Wed 21 Sep 2016 03:31:04 PM UTC
Category: Feature Request
Severity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - Normal
Assigned to: None
Discussion Lock: Any
Fixed Release: None
Planned Release: None
Work Required: None
Screen gets the system load average to display it.
These values are retrieve using syscalls for some platforms, and when no
specific code is provided, by default, they are retrieved by "read
Currently screen for AIX platforms falls in the default code (read
The request is to provide specific code to get the system load average values
using a syscall for AIX platforms, which is cleaner.
This avoids to keep open /dev/kmem during all the screen session.
Moreover, as the AIX kernel is compiled in 64 bits, the values currently
returned are false when compiled in 32 bits.
Attached below a patch for version 4.4.0
Date: Wed 21 Sep 2016 03:31:04 PM UTC Name:
screen-4.4.0.loadaverage-kernelinfo.patch Size: 1kB By: None
Patch for version 4.4.0
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