An updated gnome-system-monitor package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The gnome-system-monitor utility allows users to graphically view and manipulate the running processes on the system, and provides an overview of available resources such as CPU and memory.
Prior to this update, the gnome-system-monitor failed to correctly parse the contents of the /proc/cpuinfo file if it included an informational entry about the machine model on 64-bit PowerPC architectures. As a consequence, a false "Unknown CPU model" processor was incorrectly reported by the application. This update changes the parsing code to discard such information when it does not identify an additional processor.
Prior to this update, the gnome-system-monitor parser code expected a certain string to identify the CPU speed which is not used for all architectures. As a consequence, the gnome-system-monitor could fail to correctly parse the processor speed from /proc/cpuinfo when a different string was used, for example on 64-bit PowerPC. This update changes the parsing code to support different string types used on such architectures.
All users of gnome-system-monitor are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.