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Old 02-04-2003, 11:00 PM   #1
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What /proc proc file do I need?

I need to write a program that displays the amount of time that the CPU has spent in user mode, system mode, and idle. I also need the number of disksrequests on the system, the number of context switches that the kernel has performed, and the number of processes that have been created since the system was booted. I know there should be /proc files that I can get this info from, but I don't know which ones. Can anyone help?
Old 02-05-2003, 12:52 AM   #2
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Everything you want is in the "/proc/stat" file.

For the cpu time spent, there are CPU and CPU0 field.
cpu 177343 22777 24422 1344414
cpu0 177343 22777 24422 1344414

cpu is the overall time-spent and cpu0 is the per-cpu time-spent.
The numbers are in this format.

user, nice, system, idle

And "disk_io" field for the disk requests, "ctxt" for the context switches and "processes" field for the proceses.


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