procps is a package of utilities which includes ps, vmstat, top, w, skill, snice, pgrep, pkill, free, sysctl, pmap, uptime, and kill. These utilities report what is running, who is logged in, how long the system has been running, and what is using up memory. They can be used to kill processes and change run-time kernel configuration values.
|Tags||Monitoring Utilities Systems Administration|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: This release fixes minor odds and ends.
Release Notes: This release fixes a pgrep/pkill crash, fixes "ps sm" for single-threaded apps, and fixes a problem with stale entries in the w program. A buffer overflow was fixed. SCHED_BATCH is known to ps. Terabytes of memory are supported. Documentation for top's H option was written. Time stolen from a virtual machine is displayed. Some miscellaneous patches (which Linux vendors left in locked filing cabinets with "beware of the leopard" signs) were applied.
Release Notes: This release fixes some rare crashes, spelling errors, %CPU display of threaded apps on 2 to 9 CPUs, and operation with 512+ CPUs. It also gives "top" an "H" option for display of individual threads.
Release Notes: This release fixes a great many minor problems and gets slabtop working on the 2.6.10 kernel.
Release Notes: This release adds UTF-8 support to ps, along with many minor enhancements and fixes. The FAQ has been updated. Those that ship the FAQ as part of a package (not suggested) should be sure to get a fresh copy. The 2.6.10 kernel, as well as the current pre-release versions, may be used to get correct %CPU data for multi-threaded processes.