Summary: top utility(binary) download; finding top cpu consuming process without top

From: Gold Sun <>
Date: Sat Jul 30 2005 - 21:12:24 EDT
Thanks for the many replies.  In summary :
Solaris 8 and above provides prstat as standard.

Otherwise download top from
(but it appears that the top that's downloaded can't
 be run directly - may need to be compiled/linked)
prstat -s cpu -n 5
means sort the processes by CPU utlization
for the top 5 CPU consuming processes.

Gold Sun <> wrote:

If anyone can point me to a website that has a binary form of
"top", will appreciate it. Otherwise if you can download it from
your Solaris 8 server & email it to me, will appreciate it as I
need this quickly to troubleshoot our SunFire V120 which has
been hogged for the last 1-2 days.

BTW, is there any command that we can use to find out
which daemon/process is chewing the CPU without the use
of top utility

Thanks in advance

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