ps invocation is:
ps -efww ef
as I need to
watch all processes (
-e), get extended information about them (
-f), see the environment (
e) they operate within, wrapping lines (
-w -w) so I don't lose any part of that, and visually group (
f) child processes under their parents, for an at-a-glance overview.
I have "wasted" the whole morning trying to get any thread information to appear as well, following the same visualisation logic above. I must have tried 40 different combinations of options. (Actually, I just checked my
.bash_history and I have tried more!). Combinations included swapping
-H for forest display, for instance. Sometimes I even tried permutations to check insidious "orderings"...
None of the threading options seem to be compatible with my "monitoring screen" setup. I am talking about
I am baffled. Am I doing it wrong? How are you guys doing it?
Specifically: I need to watch for processes like download managers who go funky with 30 to 80 threads all of a sudden...