[nycbug-talk] physst

Joshua S. Freeman jfreeman
Wed Aug 11 14:31:36 EDT 2004


well, what's supposed to be happening is that the taptest utility associated
with bacula should be doing a 'rawfill' of data onto a tape in a


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> From: Kurt Starsinic <kstarsinic at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: kstar at cpan.org
> Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 14:11:39 -0400
> To: "Joshua S. Freeman" <jfreeman at nybg.org>
> Cc: "NYCBUG discussion list <talk at lists.nycbug.org" <talk at lists.nycbug.org>
> Subject: Re: [nycbug-talk] physst
> On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 12:47:56 -0400, Joshua S. Freeman <jfreeman at nybg.org>
> wrote:
>> does anyone know what 'physst' means in the context of STATE when you run
>> top to see your running processes?
>   It's actually a truncation of "physstr".  It's something to do
> with physical I/O, and usually becomes a topic of interest when one
> encounters a process that can't be killed.  A Google search reveals
> that it's asserted in sys/kern/phys_io.c and sys/kern/vfs_aio.c.  HTH.
>   - Kurt

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