Bug#2092: procps needs an update for kernels > 1.3.53
Kernel 1.3.53 seems to have changed the way memory use is reported (I
think it reports a new value in /proc/meminfo, "cached:", referring to
cached VM pages) and also has an internal process "kernel bdflush" that
has a space in its name. The result is that "top" and "ps" can dump
core with floating exceptions (divide by 0, I think) or bus errors.
Patches for ps are floating around on the kernel mailing list.
1.3.53 is significantly faster than previous kernels because of page
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