[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: LDM 6.1.0 released: no "ldmadmin ps"

Hi Celia,

>Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 11:30:23 -0600
>From: Celia Chen <address@hidden>
>Organization: UCAR/NCAR/RAP
>To: Steve Emmerson <address@hidden>
>Subject: Re: LDM 6.1.0 released

The above message contained the following:

> I have just started to upgrade the LDM on RAP's ldm hosts to 6.1.0
> and noticed that the "ldmadmin ps" doesn't exist anymore.  Is there a
> reason for removing that command option?  I used it quite a lot in the
> past.

The problem is that the many versions of the ps(1) utility -- each
taking different options and/or formatting their output differently --
make it too expensive (in terms of my time) to keep the "ldmadmin ps"
command working correctly.  Not only do different systems have different
ps(1) utilities, but different ps(1)-s can exist on the same system.

It was just too much effort for too meager a return.

You can always use your version of the ps(1) utility directly.  For
example, the following works for some (but by no means all) LDM

    ps -f -g `cat $HOME/ldmd.pid`

You could even create an alias for this command.

Be advised that version 6.1.0 has a known bug: the value of the
$surf_size variable in the ldmadmin(1) script should NOT have a suffix
(e.g., use "2000000" instead of "2M").  If you don't use the pqsurf(1)
utility, then you may safely ignore this bug.

> Thanks.
> Celia

Steve Emmerson

NOTE: All email exchanges with Unidata User Support are recorded in the Unidata inquiry tracking system and then made publicly available through the web. If you do not want to have your interactions made available in this way, you must let us know in each email you send to us.