Scott Lockwood scott at
Wed Sep 19 20:17:13 UTC 2007

atop is a different top program, that's not as resource hungry as
regular top. run atop at the command line to see. I prefer htop,
personally. if you want it to go away, 'apt-get remove atop'.

On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 16:10 -0400, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> Another question...they're just pouring out today.
> I see a process called "atop" running on my system, and it looks like 
> it's running in the background from /etc/init.d...pstree shows it is 
> definitely from init.
> Can someone explain if it's used for something else as a dependancy, or 
> if I can somehow connect to it and get statistics from it or something? 
>   I can run it as a utility at the command prompt, but I sure didn't run 
> it separately before and it looks like there's a binary data log in 
> /var/log from it.
> -Bart
Scott Lockwood

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