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critical impact:

table function - not available; use pstat (CrUn177)

KN Impacts

Problem description

The table function exists on Tru64 UNIX but not on HP-UX.

The table function examines or updates elements from a system table.

Identifiers

C/C++ Functionstable            

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Solution description

Use the pstat functions to achieve similar results.

The pstat functions are not a complete replacement for table. The table function allows users to modify kernel parameters, but pstat provides only read access to those parameters. There might also be table elements that do not match any of the retrievable pstat system information.

Review your code and the applicable manpages for more information on the pstat functions.

Warning: Applications that use the pstat functions should compile with the -D_PSTAT64 flag if they are compiling in 32-bit mode (the default compilation environment). That flag selects the 64-bit versions of the functions and their structures. The 32-bit versions, which are the default, will have an overflow situation if the kernel is not able to fit a 64-bit value into their 32-bit fields.

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Problem summary

classifications source types OS release severity type
KN C, C++ any HP-UX 11i version critical unavailable
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