ProcMeter3 - System monitoring program (cpu, memory etc.)

ProcMeter3 - System monitoring program (cpu, memory etc.)

Post by Andrew M. Bisho » Mon, 30 Jun 2003 14:25:01



                              PROCMETER V3.4a
                              ===============

The ProcMeter program itself is a framework on which a number of modules
(plugins) are loaded.  More modules can be written as required to perform more
monitoring and informational functions.

The statistics that are displayed are grouped by module, with a menu allowing
selection of module and a sub-menu for each output available for that module.

APM
        Advanced Power Management information.  These outputs are only available
        if you have configured the kernel to have the APM feature.

Biff
        Monitors the e-mail inbox (in /var/spool/mail/<username> or
        /var/mail/<username>) and indicates the number of e-mails that are
        waiting and the size.

Date_Time
        The current date and time and the amount of time since the system was
        last booted.

DiskUsage
        Shows the percentage of the disk that is used and the amount of free
        space for each of the local disks that it finds are mounted or can be
        mounted when the program starts.

LogFile
        Monitors the size and number of lines and the rate of increase of these
        in a set of log files.

Memory
        The amount of memory that is used for programs, buffers, cache and the
        amount that is free.

Network
        The network devices and the amount of traffic on each of them.  It will
        automatically pick up available devices when it starts.

Processes
        The load average and the number of processes running and starting.

ProcMeter
        Information about the procmeter program itself.

Sensors
        Hardware sensors for temperature and fan speed.  (Requires lm78 hardware
        and kernel patch from http://www.netroedge.com/~lm78/).

Statistics
        Low level system statistics.  For example CPU usage, disk usage,
        swapping and paging.

VM_Statistics
        Low level system statistics about virtual memory (swaping and paging)
        for kernel version 2.5 where the information has moved from the Statistics
        section.

Stat-CPU
        Statistics about individual CPU usage including support for SMP
        machines.

Stat-Disk
        Statistics about individual disk usage including support for up to 4
        disks.

Stat-Intr
        Statistics about individual interrupts including support for up to 32
        interrupts.

Uname
        The system information from the uname program, hostname and Linux kernel
        version.

Wireless
        Information about wireless network devices. It will automatically pick
        up available devices when it starts.

Longrun
        For systems with the Transmeta Crueso processor, information about
        longrun.  Will not work unless the kernel is compiled with CPUID
        support, and /dev/cpu/0/cpuid must be readable by procmeter.

ACPI
        Advanced Configuration and Power Interface information. These outputs
        are only available if you have enabled ACPI in the Linux kernel and you
        have the appropriate hardware.  ACPI can report various information
        about a system's battery, and may also have thermal outputs available.

Changes
-------

Since version 3.4:

New or changed modules:
 The stat-disk module allows specifying a list of extra devices in config file.
 The biff module does not change the access time of the mailbox.

Bug fixes:
 The biff module does not change the access time of the mailbox file.
 The memory module handles more than 4 GB of memory.
 The stat-intr module does not crash when interrupt graphs are added.
 Installation using 'make install' does not overwrite existing procmeterrc file.
 Memory corruption problem fixed.

Availability
------------

FTP server: ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/unix/linux/X11/xutils/procmeter3-3.4a.tgz
FTP server: ftp://ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/system/status/xstatus/procmeter3-3.4a...

Web page: http://www.gedanken.demon.co.uk/procmeter3/

Author & Copyright
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This program is copyright Andrew M. Bishop 1996,1997,98,99,2000,01,02,03


[Please put procmeter in the subject line]

--
Andrew.
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                                      http://www.gedanken.demon.co.uk/

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