[clug] Q: Linux process accounting?

Martin Pool martinpool at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 02:56:56 GMT 2005

On 9/1/05, Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au> wrote:

> With amavisd-new and imapd consuming so many real seconds for so few
> processor seconds, would this imply that it's waiting a long time for
> data to arrive through the network or disk? (even though the average
> number of I/O calls over the three processes is 0)

I think that's just the time since the process started.

> Does the prevalence of 0 in the average I/O calls column indicate
> that there is something fundamentally wrong with my kernel/accounting
> tools?

Yes; Linux doesn't attribute IOs to processes.  (there may be some
patches which add this somewhere)


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