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Re: Bug#492807: ITP: procinfo-ng -- displays system information from /proc

Bastian Blank wrote:
On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 01:18:02AM +0200, Giuseppe Iuculano wrote:
Procinfo-NG is a small program that gathers some system information from
diverse files under /proc and prints it to the screen.

/proc is deprecated for system information.

/sys does not have memory stats, IRQ stats, CPU-time stats. It mostly has hardware stats, module-stats, and the other occasional random kernel facts.

Procinfo-NG is a complete rewrite of the old system monitoring app
procinfo. The goal is to make more readable (and reusable) code and to
restore broken functionality.

And why can't it replace the old package if it is so much better?

That is the idea, at least from me.
My expectation is that the old procinfo-18 package will be obsoleted by this package.

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