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Old 11-12-2004, 05:14 AM   #1
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Commands to get CPU Load


Im working with a MPC855T Service Processor that is within a Sun Fire V20Z machine. This Sun Fire Machine (with an IP address xx.xx.xx.xx.) has a Microprocessor runnning embedded linux.

This MPC855T Service Processor has a Management Port that it is accesible through a LAN. And this port has itīs own IP Adress for the Service Processor.

I connect to this Processor from a NFS Server doing a SSH connection and logging in as "sun6" user, so I type:

#ssh <IP-address Service Processor> -l sun6

then I give my password and now Im in connected to the MPC855T which is physically connected to two AMD Opteron CPUs.

Being connected to the MPC855T I need to run some commands, so I can know the CPUs Load, how much charge is in each one, etc...

I tried the #top command but it says this command is not found in the Service Processor...

Iīll appreciate your help with this commands Im looking for.

Thank you very much
Old 11-12-2004, 05:23 AM   #2
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You can get some very low level information about each CPU from the files in /proc/cpu0/ and /proc/cpu1; this includes the current load (although I'm not sure if it's in human-readable format.)
Old 11-12-2004, 09:45 AM   #3
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Try using the command:


It shows you all the process and not only that running on you system and other infos. However the best solution is rjlee's one.

Good luck
Old 11-12-2004, 03:46 PM   #4
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I think "PS" also shows some useful information.


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