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Old 01-30-2002
Question Slow System


I have an SCO-Unix server running.
There are some processes (unknown to me) which consume a lot of the system resources. This slows down the server dramatically.

Is there a command or program that monitors what processes are using the cpu, disk, etc.. and tell me how excessive and how long they use these resources?
I also would like to know, who (which user or deamon) is querying these processes?

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Old 01-30-2002
use the top command, its installed on most unix versions but ive never tied SCO.
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Old 01-30-2002
Also look into the following, they will help in providing System stats and performance tuning ...
sar , sa1 , sa2 , cpusar , mpsar
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Old 01-30-2002
Just curious.... how much physical memory is installed on your server? and secondly... are you using SCSI hard drives? or IDE?
How large is your SWAP space? What version of SCO? SCO OpenServer? or Unixware? How may processors? How many users?
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