xmcpustate - display CPU states (idle, nice, system, kernel) statistics
xmcpustate [-toolkitoption ...] [-count iterations]
[-barwidth pixels] [-barheight pixels]
[-idlecol color] [-usercol pixels]
[-kernelcol color] [-nicecol pixels]
displays bars showing the percentage of time the CPU spends in
On a machine running Berkeley Unix, or a derivative (Suns with SunOS,
microVaxen with Ultrix), the bar indicates the proportions of idle,
user, nice, and system time with increasing levels of gray scale (from
left to right)
On an Iris4D, there may be more than one bar, one for each CPU, and
each bar indicates the proportions of idle + wait, user, kernel, sxbrk
and interrupt time for each cpu.
On a Cray X/MP or Y/MP, under Unicos 5.1 or greater, it will display
bars for as many cpus as are configured. The proportions of
idle, user and system time are shown for each cpu.
On Linux, it will display 4 separate bars: CPU, Memory, Swap and Ethernet
accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command line options, plus:
- -count iterations
The number of times it should update the display. Default is forever.
- -interval seconds
the interval in between updates. Default is 1 second.
- -barwidth pixels
the width of a displayed status bar. Default is 350 pixels.
- -barheight pixels
the height of a displayed status bar. Default is 20 pixels.
- -idlecol color
the color to use for idle. Default is green.
- -usercol color
the color to use for user space. Default is magenta.
- -kernelcol color
the color to use for kernel space. Default is yellow.
- -nicecol color
the color to use for nice. Default is DarkRed.
- -systemcol color
the color to use for system space. Default is black.
A color must be given by it's symbolic name.
the available class identifiers are:
xmcpustate - the application
Form - enclosing the entire application, and sub-Forms enclosing
The default font list is lucida bold at 12pt.
The default background color is SlateBlue.
the available name identifiers are:
xmcpustate - application name
The outer Form is "form".
The Forms enclosing the Label/Bar pairs are "formN", where N is the
index number, starting with the top pair as zero.
Each Label name is the same as the label string.
Each Bar name is "barN".
The form enclosing the colored labels is "colorLegend"
the available resources are:
- name interval, class Interval
corresponds to the -interval option. Takes an integer value.
- name count, class Count
corresponds to the -count argument, also takes and integer value.
- name barwidth, class Barwidth
corresponds to the -barwidth option. Takes an integer value.
- name barheight, class Barheight
corresponds to the -barheight option. Takes an integer value.
- name idlecol, class Idlecol
corresponds to the -idlecol option. Takes a string value.
- name usercol, class Usercol
corresponds to the -usercol option. Takes a string value.
- name kernelcol, class Kernelcol
corresponds to the -kernelcol option. Takes a string value.
- name nicecol, class Nicecol
corresponds to the -nicecol option. Takes a string value.
- name systemcol, class Systemcol
corresponds to the -systemcol option. Takes a string value.
is derived from Xcpustate
was designed for a multiprocessor (a Silicon Graphics Iris4D/240) - it
happens to work for conventional BSD uniprocessors. It is meant to be
easy to port, and extend to monitor a wide variety of statistics.
Mark Moraes, University of Toronto
Thanks to Chris Siebenmann for the code for BSD systems.
Thanks to Walter D. Poxon from Cray Research for the code for Cray X/MP and
Modified to Xmcpustate by Koen D'Hondt (email@example.com) from the Delft University of
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Time: 06:15:57 GMT, August 12, 2002