Obtaining real-time values of system parameters or events (processor load, server responsiveness, intrusion attempts, …), or getting alerted when certain events happen

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How to measure PCI-Express bus usage?

I'm looking for a way to find out if PCIe bus is the bottleneck or not. It's not a problem to measure how much bytes was transferred through any particular NIC: Is there a way to find how much ...
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How to track down the source of I/O spikes?

I am using Linux as a desktop, and keep getting seemingly random I/O Spikes. The machine becomes unusably slow. At first I thought it was just that I don't have enough memory. But looking at the ...
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How can I get read/write instant speed of a Hard Drive using /proc/diskstats data?

I know that the proc/diskstats file presents these data columns: 1 - major number 2 - minor mumber 3 - device name 4 - reads completed successfully 5 - reads merged 6 - sectors read 7 - time spent ...
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How does the proc/diskstats work to present that values? And for proc/stat and meminfo?

I am trying to get the diskstats data by same way that the file does. Is there any way to reach that values without reading that file? How the values are placed there? Is there any ".c" file that ...
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Needed: A simple way to remotely monitor a process on my server

I have a cloud-based server running a Java process (a POP/SMTP server called davmail, details don't really matter). What is the simplest way to monitor the status of that Java process remotely? I ...
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Linux server monitoring software

The dedicated server I'm looking after started to crash occasionally, I suspect because of overload, so I need some performance/resource based monitoring software, preferably with web interface, ...
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Program like vnStat that filters for only external (Internet) traffic

I've been using vnStat to monitor the ethernet interface on a Linux computer, but found that it includes all local traffic. I do many file transfers from within the subnet which far exceeds the ...
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How can I monitor the interactions of an application with dbus?

I think the title says it all. I have a set of applications, I want to montior any and all interactions of the applications with dbus. The things I've played with don't seem to have a way of focusing ...
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Why doesn't monit like this syntax

I am trying to setup monit for my debian server. I have a main monitrc file in /etc/monit which at the end has include /etc/monit/conf.d/*. In conf.d I have two files for my apache and mysql servers: ...
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How to monitor CPU/memory usage of a single process?

I would like to monitor one process's memory / cpu usage in real time. Similar to top but targeted at only one process, preferably with a history graph of some sort.
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Accounting for /proc/net/dev reported traffic

I noticed that according to /proc/net/dev I am constantly receiving around 6Kb/s on my wireless usb interface. But I can't account for anything even close to that with the individual connections that ...
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Linux : See CPU usage by a process for the last second

vmstat 1 Above will print virtual memory statistics each seconds. It will also show the CPU utilization for last second. I have a web server at hand which runs httpd and MySQL. I need to find how ...
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Create and report system acivity

I have a set-up a server running several applications. There will be multiple people using these applications in a community situation. I am looking for a way to track and report changes made to ...
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Monitoring process activities using system calls only (without utilities like `top`)

I want to obtain information about memory used by different users and different processes which users are running and statistics about those processes like memory consumption, execution speed, etc., ...
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CUPS and printer security

I would like some help on securing a networked printer. Specifically, I'm interested in the following: Preventing unauthorized access to the printer: I would like only certain laptops that connect ...
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SMTP connectivity issue in Zenoss (“Connection unexpectedly closed”)

I am using Zenoss for monitoring purpose. I have been using its mail service for a long time. Suddenly my mail service in zenoss stopped and started showing <class ...
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Total data usage history with SNMP

I am working on a project to monitor the network devices by the help of SNMP and MRTG, RRDTool. As part of bandwidth monitoring, I can be able to get the maximum used bandwidth per time resolution. ...
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mrtg configuration

I installed mrtg and want add CPU, Memory graphs of local machine (not router) . Traffic graphs page working properly.Tried to find tutorial how to do that but: I do not have mrtg dir on /etc to ...
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Monitoring tool without web interface

I need to monitor a Linux server. I'm searching for a monitoring tool able to store system information (CPU, RAM disks usage, Apache and Postfix status, etc.) throughout the day and send an email ...
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How to find which process is currently writing to the disk?

For some unknown reason there is no space left on my /, even 5 minutes after removing 300 MBs of junk packages, there is no space left again. So I've come to conclusion that there is some process that ...
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file creation and acces monitoring app [duplicate]

I remember long time ago I had some antivirus on windows which had wile accesses monitor, and could tell you if any process accesses a file.I need to monitor every file in my home folder(or any other) ...
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How does one determine when a process or machine is IO bound?

I have a node.js process which writes to many different sqlite databases. Sqlite can handle only one concurrent write per database, which is fine since there will be only one write per database at a ...
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monitor multiple pids with top

I want to monitor memory usage for several processes and came up with a command like this: ps aux |grep -e postgres -e unicorn -e nginx|cut -d' ' -f2|for i in $(xargs); do echo $i; done 16112 16113 ...
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How can I plot disk io per process over time

I would like to analyze and visualize the disk through put of certain processes over time to see how much data is written to disk and to see at which times a process does not utilize the whole disk ...
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Alternative for psutil for ARM processors (raspberry pi) and python3

As I am unable to install psutil to work on raspberry pi on python3, I am looking for any alternative (or a proper way to install it). What I want is to be able to see what's the status of the ...
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Linux: monitor my own internet usage page by page

I have a monthly broadband subscription which rolls over on the 23rd of each month. I had arrived near the end of my usage so I was carefully checking that I didn't go over my limit - they crucify you ...
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GPU usage monitoring (CUDA)

I installed CUDA toolkit on my computer and started BOINC project on GPU. In BOINC I can see that it is running on GPU, but is there a tool that can show me more details about that what is running on ...
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Run command automatically when files are copied into a directory

I have two folders called: A and B, in different paths on the same computer. When I add any new file(s) into folder A, I want to copy it to folder B automatically. My folders: /auto/std1/nat1/A ...
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Bash script to detect when my server is down or offline

Background : I need to receive an alert when my server is down. When the server is down, maybe the Sysload collector will not be able to send any alert. To receive an alert when the server is down, I ...
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logging file system events (like read, write, access file/directory) [duplicate]

I want to get file system events on my arch linux local host, and don't get how to make it. I want to tail throw the logs of file system events to see what processes making changes to my system in ...
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monitoring file changes + process access to files

I would like to see what's happening in my app server folders, which files are changed by process x or which *.war files has been changed (replaced/created) in last x minutes. I am software developer ...
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Historical bandwidth data in a console? (save/load statistics)

So, I found that nload and iftop displays the amount of data that passed and how fast. Now, is there anything like those that can save/load statistics? I want to measure the amount of data I download ...
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With NIS users, how to find out which users are currently logged in?

I'm using a NIS server to control 100 clients. I'm using NIS for centralized authentication and NFS to share the home directory. The main problem I'm facing is that I cannot find out which users are ...
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loggedfs crashes system with “access: Transport endpoint is not connected”

I'm trying to use loggedfs to monitor my system changes, and it works great for some time, but then, eventually, it crashes and my fish shell starting to output "access: Transport endpoint is not ...
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Cycle http requests monitor

How I can monitor cycle http requests by linux and store IP which scan my site? I need to find all scanners with copies of my site content. example. If IP 192.168.1.1 open index.php every 1 minute, - ...
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PBS equivalent of 'top' command: avoid running 'qstat' repeatedly

When I run several jobs on a head node, I like to monitor the progress using the command top. However, when I'm using PBS to run several jobs on a cluster, top will of course not show these jobs, and ...
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On-the-fly monitoring HTTP requests on a network interface?

For debugging purposes I want to monitor the http requests on a network interface. Using a naive tcpdump command line I get too much low-level information and the information I need is not very ...
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Solaris prstat - definition of “recent” time used in percentages

The man page for prstat (on Solaris 10 in my case) notes that that CPU % output is the "percentage of recent CPU time". I am trying to understand in more depth what "recent" means in this context - is ...
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How to record network throughput per port for long period of time

I have come across vnstat recently, and am enjoying it's simplicity, low resource usage, and its ability to record network history long term. However, I am looking for a similar tool (for long term ...
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Can I change root's email address or forward it to an external address?

I'm getting a lot of mail in my root user's mail account. This appears to be mostly reports and errors from things like cron scripts. I'm trying to work though and solve these things, possibly even ...
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How much can a bash script interact with a running web browser? [closed]

Here is what I have so far: initiate when a web browser is running download all content from current webpage and scan for "content of interest" output summary/details of said "content of interest" ...
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iotop layout help

my iotop is displaying some columns really closely, how do I space them out? Total DISK READ: 0.00 B/s | Total DISK WRITE: 3.57 K/s PID PRIO USER DISK READ DISK WRITE SWAPIN IO> ...
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is there an equivalent to systat in Linux?

Is there an equivalent to the amazing systat command in Linux-based operating systems? For those who don't know about it, the BSD's systat command is just amazing. It displays live graphs of network ...
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How can I find the CPU resource utilization of a process and all its children [duplicate]

If I have a process that spawns child processes, is there a good way to get a single number representing the combined CPU use of that process and its children? i.e is there a simple shell command ...
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Constantly check if file is modified bash

I have a file called file1 I want in a script, whenever there is a change in it, do something, a beep sound actually. How do I do that ¿? Thank you in advance
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Monitor the creation of new processes

I want to get a notification whenever a new process is created. I've tried to use inotify on /proc, but it didn't report any event even though a new directory appeared in /proc. I could list the ...
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Bandwith monitoring in Linux

I just need to get how much bandwidth is used in 3 or 4 days. Do you have any application in the terminal to do it? I'd prefer if it didn't use SNMP. I found iptraf, wireshark, cacti, but they were ...
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dns dsc auto refresh

I installed the DNS traffic monitoring tool DSC in the centos6.4, but the DSC Apache page is static, how to set up to automatically refresh? For example, each minute refresh time
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What is the difference in CPU utilization between 'ps aux' and 'ps -ef'?

I use Ubuntu 12.04.1 Linux. I see a difference between %CPU and C output format of ps command for a process. It is not clearly noted in the ps man page. Man pages says: CODE HEADER ...
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When was my machine last touched?

It is occasionally useful for me to know when my machine (Debian wheezy) was last touched. To be precise, I mean the more recent of the times I typed on the keyboard or moved the mouse. When I ...