Improve documentation to install the atop kernel patch

Bug #134159 reported by Timmie on 2007-08-22
This bug affects 2 people
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atop (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: atop

I installed atop and the both corresponding kernel patches.

I still can't run atop -d:

~$:atop -d
open account-file: Permission denied
warning: no process exit detection!
No kernel-patch installed (no disk-statistics)

Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

Have you tried "sudo atop -d"?

I've not installed any kernel patch for it, but are you sure that it got correctly applied and you used the new kernel when booting?

Timmie (timmie) wrote :

Take a look here:

~$: sudo atop -d
No kernel-patch installed (no disk-statistics)

How does the path get applied?
I just installed the *.deb for it via apt-get.

Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

You need to rebuild/compile your kernel after having installed the patch package.

See /usr/share/doc/kernel-patch-atopcnt/README-kernelpatch.Debian and

Sorry, it does not seem to be that easy to get "-d" working.. you may want to create a new bug/wishlist item to include this patch/functionality by default.

Changed in atop:
status: New → Invalid
LimCore (limcore) wrote :

We need some easy information how to get this patch running. Like, the package should say what to do, on install

Changed in atop (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Confirmed
LimCore (limcore) wrote :

Kernel should give option to execute the commands to rebuild&install kernel with just installed patch(es) enabled.

At very elast we should give information, like a link to

Simon Oosthoek (simon-margo) wrote :

perhaps a more recent version of atop and kernel patch would work?
most recent release is 1.25 from april 2010

Daniel Hahler (blueyed) on 2011-01-27
Changed in atop (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
summary: - atop Kernel patch doesn't work
+ Improve documentation to install the atop kernel patch
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