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Linux top command on Windows, further investigations

In my previous post, I spoke of "Normalized" and "Non-Normalized" CPU utilization values:
TABLE:Foreword: Windows is not "process" based OS (like Linux) but rather "thread" based so all of the numbers relating to CPU usage are approximations. I did made a "proper" CPU per Process looping and summing up Threads counter ( based on PID but that proved too slow given I have ~1 sec to deal with everything. CPU utilization using RAW counters with 1s delay between samples proved to produce a bit more reliable result than just reading Formatted counters but, again, too slow for my 1s ticks (collect sample, wait 1s, collect sample, do the math takes longer than 1s). Thus I use PerfFormatted counters in version 0.9RC.

Win32_PerfRawData_PerfProc_Process; …
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Using Powershell to implement Linux top command on Windows

Welcome to the final blog in Windows PerfCounters and Powershell series and sorry for the delay. The purpose of this blog is to explain the inner workings of top-script.ps1 script and practical usage of Performance counters on Windows through Powershell. It is intended for people who want Linux top - like tool on Windows.

The script is a part of and available in our existing benchmarking package (dbt2- developed by Mikael Ronstrom.

On Top:If you ever did benchmarking on Linux or simply wondered "where did all my resources go", top is your best friend. Since this post is not about Linux, you can google "Linux top explained" for more details.

On Performance counters:To learn about Windows PerfCounters, please refer to my previous …

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Log Buffer #182, a Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This is the 182nd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. Make sure to read the whole edition so you do not miss where to submit your SQL limerick!

This week started out with me posting about International Women’s Day, and has me personally attending Confoo (Montreal) which is an excellent conference I hope to return to next year. I learned a lot from confoo, especially the blending nosql and sql session I attended.

This week was also the Hotsos Symposium. …

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Emulating a 'top' CPU summary using /proc/stat and MySQL

In my last blog post, I showed how we can get some raw performance information from /proc into the MySQL database using a LOAD DATA INFILE (LDI) command.

I've modified that LDI call slightly to set the `other` column to equal the sum total of the CPU counters for those rows which begin with 'cpu'.

other = IF(@the_key like 'cpu%', NULL , @val1);

other = IF(@the_key like 'cpu%', user + nice + system + idle + iowait + irq + softirq + steal + guest, @val1);

Top provides a useful output that looks something like the following:

top - 04:59:14 up 14 days,  3:34,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
Tasks: 216 total,   1 running, 215 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s):  0.0%us,  0.0%sy,  0.0%ni, 99.9%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
Mem:   8172108k total,  5115388k used,  3056720k free,   315180k buffers
Swap:  2097144k total,        0k …
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Command Line History

Inspired by the Rail Spikes:

bash-3.2$ history 1000 | awk '{a[$2]++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}' | sort -rn | head

228 cd

167 git

10 ssh

10 DEPLOY=production

6 sudo

6 pwd

6 ./script/import_views.rb

5 rm

4 rake

4 mv


Really interesting stats, I’d never guess that git is used more than ssh on my desktop (I’m a remote worker and mysql consultant so I ssh really often).

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