Get top CPU, memory and IO processes.

Dale Maggee antisol at
Wed Nov 19 09:56:29 CET 2008

Levy A. M. Sant'Anna wrote:
> Hi all,
> Please, how is the best way to get the top CPU, memory and IO
> processes without add a great load to the Linux kernel?
> Thank you,
> Levy.
it depends on what you want to do.

usually, if I want to see what's eating CPU time, i just use top (type 
'top' either in a terminal or an ssh session).

I'm sure you could also use 'ps', but I don't know how to show cpu usage 
off the top of my head.

I also run gkrellmd on my neo and gkrellm on my host so I can always see 
cpu usage etc at a glance. see [1] for more info



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