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What ever happen to KVMspy?

Contributed by jose on from the performance-monitoring dept.

anonymous asks:
"What happen to KVMspy? KVMspy seems to me to be lost. Does anyone have any info on it?"
KVMspy is lost. It uses outdated memory information and was just a quick hack to test kernel performance. It should be easy for anyone with fair programming skills to replicate, just start with kvm(3). Performance monitoring goes well beyond just ps(1) and top(1), so does anyone have anything to add?

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  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    ugh, the last thing we need are _more_ programs trolling through /dev/kmem. Write something sysctl()-based, please!

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      You mean something using Practical Extraction and Reporting Language, the one included in OpenBSD base system without asking you first?

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        No, moron. Rather than reading data directly from /dev/kmem, give the kernel support for exporting it in a structured format via sysctl.2

        If you had any clue whatsoever, you would see that this is the direction that things have been moving for some time (c.f. netstat).

        1. By Moron Troll () on

          What is "IT"? A kernel? Perl?

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