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.