[sf-lug] ps -A | grep timidity

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Sep 26 23:53:44 PDT 2007

Quoting Alex Kleider (a_kleider at yahoo.com):

> thanks!
> I have never before heard of the top utility.
> Sounds as though it could come in handy.

There's a standard gotcha about the "top" utility:  It puts a machine
under significant load while running.  Picture a shared *ix host having
apparent performance problems:  A dozen logged-in users simultaneously
launch "top" and bring it to its knees. 

It happens.

Tip:  The "M" keystroke while top is running causes it to re-sort
processes into order of memory usage, as opposed to CPU usage.

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