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sadc - System activity data collector.
/usr/lib/sa/sadc [ -I ] [ -V ] [ -x pid ] [ -X pid ] [ interval [ count ] ] [ outfile ]
The sadc command samples system data a specified number of times ( count ) at a specified
interval measured in seconds ( interval ). It writes in binary format to the specified
outfile or to the standard output. If outfile is set to -, then sadc uses the standard
system activity daily data file, the /var/log/sa/sadd file, where the dd parameter indi-
cates the current day. When the count parameter is not specified, sadc writes its data
endlessly. When both interval and count are not specified, a dummy record, which is used
at system startup to mark the time when the counter restarts from 0, will be written. For
example, one of the system startup script may write the restart mark to the daily data
file by the command entry:
The sadc command is intended to be used as a backend to the sar command.
Note: The sadc command reports only local activity.
-I Tell sadc to report statistics for all system interrupts. By default, sadc only
reports statistics for the total number of interrupts.
-V Print version number and usage then exit.
-x pid Tell sadc to report statistics for the process whose PID is pid.
-X pid Tell sadc to report statistics for the child processes of the process whose PID is
pid. The SELF keyword indicates that statistics are to be reported for the child
processes of the sadc process itself.
/usr/lib/sa/sadc 1 10 /tmp/datafile
Write 10 records of one second intervals to the /tmp/datafile binary file.
/proc filesystem must be mounted for the sadc command to work.
All the statistics are not necessarily available, depending on the kernel version used.
Indicate the daily data file, where the dd parameter is a number representing the
day of the month.
/proc contains various files with system statistics.
Sebastien Godard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
sar(1), sa1(8), sa2(8), mpstat(1), iostat(1), vmstat(8)
Linux DECEMBER 1999 SADC(8)