I am one of the
n users of a shared unix machine. For reasons unknown, the machine is not "responsive" enough. For example, it is slow on interactive commands, it takes few noticeable moments for any action (e.g. mouse movement, editor (e.g. gvim) keystrokes) to be visible. The problem is, the people supposedly responsible for addressing the issue do not agree that the machine is not responsive. They do some few simple things and say, "It works fine!"
I want to collect some "data" to quantify responsiveness. What can I do?
I can run shell commands (like
top) periodically with
cron and collect statistics, but I am clueless regarding what is a good statistic to go after.
EDIT: The machine is remote, I access the machine using VNC.
P.S.: I asked this question earlier in stackoverflow, repeating it here to get attention of system administrators.