SMP CPU Statistics

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Sat Apr 30 15:52:19 PDT 2005

:Thomas E. Spanjaard wrote:
:> Hiten Pandya wrote:
:>>     In a day I will commit a program
:>>     called cpustat(8) which will be able to display CPU load statistics
:>>     for each CPU, just the way top(1) does.
:> Why not call it *top, like mtop or ctop? That gives it more relevance to 
:> it's logical ancestor.
:	Because that will only be one of the functions of cpustat(8).  Also,
:	I am not really keen on the name 'top'.  Infact, after an e-mail from
:	Miguel, I am more interested in calling it mpstat(8) :-)
:			-Hiten

    cpustat as in systat, vmstat, etc....  cpustat is the best name for
    this, especially if we start incorporating feature such as 
    tracking cpu statistics with the cpu performance registers.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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