htop with freebsd

Most of the times i use htop to check cpu threads usage in linux. I have quite a few freebsd servers, so i ran into some issues when installing htop on vanilla freebsd. Well, you need to make some adjustments so that htop works,  so here it goes:

First you have to dynamically load the linux object in the kernel:

kldload linux

Then we have to make this loading permanent so addlinux_enable=”YES” to /etc/rc.conf.

After this, install a linux layer:

cd /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base-fc4 (for some strange reason fc6 is not working for me)
make install distclean

Go to /etc/fstab and add the following line:

linproc /compat/linux/proc linprocfs rw 0 0

Mount the new filesystem: mount linproc and go to/usr/ports/sysutils/htop and install as usual.


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