ram and swap memory question

Kerry Hoath kerry at gotss.net
Mon Nov 11 11:04:29 EST 2002

Top has been with Unix and unix-like systems long before Redhat
was even thought of.
It is a standard part of the ps toolset and has existed in Linux even
in the old kmem-based versions of ps since kernel 0.98.
This was before /proc was in the linux kernel.
To get good use out of top consier the following:
run top.
hit m l and t to optionally turn off load averages memroy stats
and totals.
Now hit i for no-idle mode. This will only show processes
that aren't sleeping. Now hit capital W to save settings into

Assuming you have procps installed top should exist on  just about all Linux  distributions.
On Mon, Nov 11, 2002 at 09:56:18AM -0500, Janina Sajka wrote:
> Charles Crawford writes:
> > 
> > What is top and how do we use it?
> > 
> It is a high-level, system monitoring application provided on Red Hat systems. It is designed to provide an ongoing,
> constantly updated view of system status.
> It's a command. Run it as root, and silence Speakup with Numpad-Insert+Enter. Then use Speakup's screen review commands
> to read the screen.
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