Updated sysstat packages that fix four bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The sysstat packages provide a set of utilities which enable system monitoring of disks, network, and other I/O activity.
Prior to this update, the cifsiostat utility did not report the correct number of open files on CIFS file systems. This update modifies the underlying code to output the correct number of open files on CIFS file systems.
Prior to this update, the argument for the "-i" option of the "sar" command used intervals of quarter seconds instead of seconds. This update modifies the underlying code to print the output in the chosen time interval.
Prior to this update, the device minor number was limited to 256. As a consequence, the "-p" option of the "sar" command incorrectly displayed device names greater than 256 as "nodev" or "dev-[major number]-[minor number]". This update increases the value of the IOC_MAXNIMOR constant. Now, devices names with minor numbers greater than 256 are displayed correctly in the "sar" output.
Prior to this update, both disks and partitions were considered for full statistics. As a consequence, the "-b" option of the "sar" command could, under certain circumstances, double the actual value. This update adds a test to check whether a name is a device or a partition before summing. Now, the output represents the actual values.
All users of sysstat are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.