[ubuntu-uk] Churning hard disk, glacial startup
neversaymonkey at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 22 15:05:54 BST 2009
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> Sean Miller wrote:
>> Okay, missed that.
>> I find "atop" rather good because it lists used memory against
>> committed memory, and if the latter is actually more than exists (ie.
>> physical+virtual memory<committed memory) it's a sure sign that
>> there's something eating memory like there is no tomorrow - and it
>> paints it in red too, in order to highlight the issue.
>> Worth a shot in diagnosing the issue. At least it will rule out some
>> memory issue.
> Hi, I hope you dont mind me asking, but where is atop when installed, I
> cant find it anywhere. I have been following this thread as its
> something to learn. Where do I look for it?
Like top, atop is a terminal app. Open a terminal and type "atop" (no
quotes) and it should open, assuming it's installed. Once it's running,
you can exit by hitting q.
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