The sysstat package contains the sar, sadf, iostat, nfsiostat, cifsiostat, mpstat, and pidstat commands for Linux. The sar command collects and reports system activity information. The statistics reported by sar concern I/O transfer rates, paging activity, process-related activites, interrupts, network activity, memory and swap space utilization, CPU utilization, kernel activities, and TTY statistics, among others. The sadf command may be used to display data collected by sar in various formats. The iostat command reports CPU statistics and I/O statistics for tty devices and disks. The pidstat command reports statistics for Linux processes. The mpstat command reports global and per-processor statistics. The nfsiostat command reports I/O statistics for network filesystems. The cifsiostat command reports I/O statistics for CIFS filesystems.
|Tags||Monitoring Systems Administration|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: A new option (-v) has been added to pidstat, enabling the user to display the number of threads and file descriptors associated with tasks. Several bugs have been fixed in pidstat.
Release Notes: A new metric has been added to sar network devices statistics, giving the utilization percentage of the network interface cards. Several bugs have been fixed all around.
Release Notes: The sar command can now display filesystems statistics (blocks and inodes utilization) with its new option "-F". Several (small) bugs have also been fixed.
Release Notes: mpstat now takes into account every interrupt per processor so that their number adds up to the number displayed for CPU "all". The systemd unit file could no longer be installed because a macro wasn't expanded in the configure script. This is now fixed.
Release Notes: sar, pidstat, and mpstat now stop and display their average statistics when they receive a SIGINT signal (crtl/c). pidstat now displays the task's UID for all tasks. The option -U has been added to pidstat; this option tells it to display the username of the task instead of its UID. When this option is followed by a user name, only tasks belonging to the specified user are displayed by pidstat.