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Understanding Top command

How do values interact?



2:40 pm on Sep 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm trying to monitor my dedicated web server using TOP command.

Although I've read many sources, they only explain very vaguely what some values show.

But I still cannot understand the interaction between values and how much is good or bad in each value.

In fact, I need to know how to "read" Top screen. With "read" I mean not only watching each value in its own, but how they interact and how to find what, when and why something happens.

Do you know about a good tutorial or information source?

Thanks in advance,



2:44 pm on Sep 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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We had a recent thread on this very topic:


See especially drbrain's post (#4).


4:15 pm on Sep 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks encyclo,

I've seen that thread, but since it was about a very specific subject, I didn't read it fully.

I found post 4 very interesting.



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