Crazy thought, track high processor use apps?
jim at winonacotter.org
Fri Nov 2 13:24:26 GMT 2007
I periodically open htop and sort by CPU usage. I then watch to see what apps spike a
processor to 100% usage. I figure if I watch that maybe I'll find a more efficient way
to run a task or have enough information to find an application that will perform the
same task but with less processor usage.
Anybody know how to create a script that would write to a log every application that
spiked a processor at 100%. This could get huge, and should probably only be run for
short periods of time. But it would be cool to run through a list every now and then
during high usage and see what apps or processes are consuming the most resources. For
instance I see the command "grep ^[ ] *18298" with random numbers at the end, running
quite often spiking processor usage. Having such a log would allow me to analyze what
is happening during high use periods. This could possibly lead to figuring out how to
lessen the load on a server allowing it to scale higher. Or help in determining what
apps to move to being local apps.
Just a thought,
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