inessential by Brent Simmons


I'm not sure how I got this far without discovering the top command -- you're probably not sure either. But anyway, I sure like it. I've discovered, for one thing, that my Linux machines are basically not breathing hard. The busiest Linux server on my LAN, an old LinuxPPC Mac 8500, hovers around 1-3% CPU usage. It's running Apache, DNS, a couple other services. I'm not sure if top counts itself in the CPU usage number -- if it does, then normal CPU usage is even lower.

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I'm going to get a stats app -- probably Analog -- running on this machine soon. I'd like to get an idea of how many hits it takes. I'm guessing it's between 5K and 10K hits per day (not much) -- but I don't really know. I'm leaning toward Analog because I've used the Mac port. ChangesBowie: "I don't know about you, but I've been waiting to bank with Bowie ever since Diamond Dogs." Bowie's one of my heroes -- but please, I don't want a Thin White Duke thin plastic card. Who would?

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