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In k9s (kubernetes management tool) what is the PF column (for pods)? What does the Ⓕ value mean?

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The "PF" field refers to port forwarding.

You may setup port forwarding, ("shift-f" in pod view). This indicator probably means you have setup some port forwarding -- in my case, it prints some weird character.

Although to be honest ... I only figured it out, searching their git repository history .... Introduced here: https://github.com/derailed/k9s/commit/f1111174aa8df815e25b0a029ba1465d3a855b49#diff-5b19eaab395254884c7dff045b0e50a599c29794e80a81fe42c9667450b6e9d4

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  • Aha, so it wasn’t related to Priority and Fairness; it is supposed to confirm my instrumentation rather than to indicate some misbehaviour of the workload that I was already probing. Good idea searching the git log (in hindsight perhaps I ought to have queried the source for that character).
    – benjimin
    Commented Nov 13, 2022 at 20:20

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