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cpanelskindepot 08-28-2004 06:22 AM

any software that monitors resource usage? similar to ps aux every second
HI guys, I've been doing ps aux till I karpal tunneled .
Is there like a software that monitors resource usage which can sort of simulate doing ps aux every second or so?

And i need to access it via SSH. I don't think there is any huh?:(

masand 08-28-2004 06:31 AM


"top" is one
i haven't used it remotely though
try it


cpanelskindepot 08-28-2004 03:38 PM

Exactly what I need!!!!!!

masand 08-28-2004 03:51 PM

good that u got what u wanted but TOP runs with a good amount of resources since it keeps on refreshing the data at less intervals

see if u can do somethng by chaging its "nice" value


cpanelskindepot 08-28-2004 03:56 PM

I don't think refreshing is going to take that much of resources yeah?

And I realized CPU shoot up to 99% once every minute....thats crazy...
The process is 'spamd' dya know anything about it?

masand 08-28-2004 04:00 PM


spamd looks like some spam blocker
i haven't heard of it

kill that pid by
#kill -9 pid
also the cpu will shoot in intervals, that is fine



XavierP 08-28-2004 04:04 PM - spamd is part of SpamAssassin - do you have it installed? - tells you how to use it.

cpanelskindepot 08-28-2004 04:22 PM

Yes I have spam assassin.
Didn't know it takes up 99% of my CPU though....;-(

nitin_batta 08-28-2004 04:23 PM

My 2 cents of information on it .

$ssh nitin@remoteserver top
password : <My Password >

This would give you the output of the top command on the remote server without logging in or out . Also the top command will keep to run till u kill it by CTRL + c or q.

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zajelo3 08-28-2004 05:56 PM

Don't know what distro you're using but on Fedora there's the "ntsysv" command that pops up a gui that lets you decide what starts at boot. I always unselect the spamassasin option.

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