Posts Tagged ‘top’

How Big is that Process?

As I have, you might be tempted to think that top “VIRT” and ps “VSZ” values represent the entire size of a process, including all shared libraries and swapped-out data. Today, we learned that this can’t possibly be the case: top – 14:41:53 up 86 days, 3:22, 3 users, load average: 13.57, 6.67, 4.00 Tasks: […]

Is that server running a bit slow?

top – 12:59:09 up 6 days, 15:51, 4 users, load average: 1050.04, 753.62, 356. Tasks: 150 total, 24 running, 126 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu(s): 12.2%us, 87.8%sy, 0.0%ni, 0.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st Mem: 2059260k total, 2049260k used, 10000k free, 2412k buffers Swap: 4208608k total, 523792k used, 3684816k free, 116432k cached *shakes head in […]