Michael R. Head
burner at suppressingfire.org
Wed Sep 19 20:19:00 UTC 2007
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.
"atop" is a program like "top" except that it uses a daemon (background
process) to collect its information. It is not installed by default.
If you don't like it, just remove the "atop" package (using synaptic or
by doing "sudo apt-get remove atop").
You can use synaptic to determine if you have another package installed
that depends on it, or you can do "apt-cache rdepends atop" for the same
> 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.
Michael R. Head <burner at suppressingfire.org>
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