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rajesh_79
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TOP Command not working

Hi

Server is AlphaES40+Dual Processor+2Gb memory.

When i run top command on Tru64 V4.0G it's given memory dump Error.

Regards
Rajesh Jain
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Steven Schweda
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Re: TOP Command not working

"top" is not part of the OS. This (possibly
old) one works on my system:

urt# /usr/local/bin/top -v
top: version 3.5beta12

urt# sizer -v
Compaq Tru64 UNIX V5.1B (Rev. 2650); Thu Dec 29 15:58:23 CST 2005

You might try downloading a recent version,
building it, and testing it, and then, if
that fails, reporting back (with more useful
information).
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: TOP Command not working

ftp://ftp.groupsys.com/pub/top/

3.5.1 seems to be the latest released version,
with 3.6beta4 also available.
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: TOP Command not working

Top is not supported and can cause problems on the system. Instead of using TOP, use collect. Collect is a system monitoring tool that uses few resources and can run continuously logging the data to be viewed later.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: TOP Command not working

> Top is not supported and can cause problems on the system.

Many useful programs are "not supported".

Plese describe these "problems". I don't use
it very much, but I never noticed any.
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: TOP Command not working

I don't know the problems because I never used that tool. But if you run a sys_check, there will be a recommendation of not to use that kind of tool. There should be a reason for that. Or maybe I'm outdated, anyway I prefer the use of supported tools.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: TOP Command not working

> But if you run a sys_check, there will be a
> recommendation of not to use that kind of tool.

You mean this?

> Note: The top and syd system monitoring
> tools, which are available in the public
> domain or on the Tru64 UNIX Freeware
> CD-ROM, may consume enough kernel
> memory to crash the system if they are
> being run continuously. Do not run these
> tools continuously, unless you apply
> patches to these tools that fix the
> problem.

Not knowing which version(s) of which
programs actually had a problem, I don't
find this advice very helpful. Also, I don't
run "top" "continuously", so I don't expect
any more trouble than I've already had, which
is to say, none.

> Or maybe I'm outdated, anyway I prefer the
> use of supported tools.

Perhaps you are (or perhaps not). I prefer
to use tools which work, and which do what I
want done. "top" is one of these.

Let me know if you find a _real_ problem.