SUMMARY: Re: Top for Solaris ?

From: Christophe Dupre <>
Date: Thu Feb 13 2003 - 12:08:28 EST
Thanks for the flood of replies.

For those telling me to use prstat : I really like that tool, but prstat
doesn't give me global idle / user / iowait / etc stats for the system. It
doesn't tell me either how much memory is left available.

I know I could get all the information from vmstat + prstat, but having
just one application doing it is convenient.

As for top, it looks like the version I have (from sunfreeware) is in sync
with the output of 'swap -s'. Why 'swap -l' doesn't seem to match 'swap
-s' is beyond me, though - the amount of by allocated from 'swap -s'
should match, IMHO, the 'blocks - free' from 'swap -l'. Unless I'm
missing something.

On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, Christophe Dupre wrote:

> Is there a version of top out there (or similar tool) that will report
> accurate whole-system memory ?
> Right now on my Solaris 8 machines, the output of swap free and swap in
> use has nothing to do with how much swap is configured and in use
> (according to 'swap -l').
> Thanks.

Christophe Dupre
System Administrator, Scientific Computation Research Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY        USA
Phone: (518) 276-2578  -  Fax: (518) 276-4886
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