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I've been going insane trying to find out how to monitor the kernel usage in Linux.. I had a look in the system monitor but it didn't seem to show ...
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    Monitoring kernel usage??


    I've been going insane trying to find out how to monitor the kernel usage in Linux.. I had a look in the system monitor but it didn't seem to show this information. Googled and also checked out the' top' and 'ps' commands and still no joy!

    Please help..
    Thanks

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    tail -f /var/log/messages for kernel messages, and tail -f /var/log/syslog for system log...

    you can run this command on a transparent console fixed on the background...
    When using Windows, have you ever told "Ehi... do your business?"
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    and this will give me the memory usage details of the kernel?

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    opss...

    no... I was wrong about your question...

    However using any system monitor (like top), System CPU usage is not enought for you?
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    Unfortunately I need the kernel memory usage as well..

    Anyone have any idea on how to obtain this info?

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    In Unix everything is a file :-)

    You can get almost any information imaginable from /proc on most nix'es.
    Sometimes you have to abstract the information but it is all their.

    Regdards,
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    Ive been wondering about that... isn't it the system cpu usage?
    im not sure about that though...

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    free tool gives the usage.

    $ free -l -t
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 1823824 1657156 166668 0 524288 266756
    Low: 898128 732080 166048
    High: 925696 925076 620
    -/+ buffers/cache: 866112 957712
    Swap: 0 0 0
    Total: 1823824 1657156 166668

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