htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux. It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires ncurses.

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free and htop show no free ram but ps doesn't show who consumes it

Can someone please explain the following: [kait@prod0 tmp]$ sudo ps -e --format rss | awk 'BEGIN{c=0} {c+=$1} END{print c/1024}' 3538.48 [kait@prod0 tmp]$ free -m total used ...
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RHEL5: htop shows empty command-column

When issue the command htop on my RHEL5 box I get a normal view, however when I scroll down I have several "blank" command ranges as can be seen here: Can someone explain me how this ...
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25 Sidekiq processes for Gitlab

Looking at htop output on my server I see 25 sidekiq processes spawned by Gitlab. I use Gitlab privately, so there is never going to be any load, so I doubt all of those processes are required, but I ...
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Debian 100% cpu every 30 minutes but not loggable?

I have a Debian 7 x64 machine running with Digital Ocean that has every 30 Minutes a 100% cpu usage for about 1 minute. A couple of days ago it stayed there for a couple of hours so the server finally ...
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top and htop disagree on memory usage, but swap is being used on GlusterFS server. Can this be improved?

If I run free -m, top and htop, I get different memory uses. The system is also using a small amount of swap. I understand from this question why they are reporting different values (some of the data ...
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/usr/sbin/apache2 -k start command in HTOP running consistently. Is it a bot?

I have got a VPS with six websites running on it. None of them get very much traffic at all, maybe 10-20 a day each. As far as I am aware, /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start should represent a user hitting a ...
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Using Ubuntu htop, I'm checking my memory and it says it's using ~530/590mb, is this safe? [closed]

I'm just configuring some backend stuff and going through my aws.micro install. Using htop I can see my memory is hovering around 530mb out of a total 590mb. The colouring in htop still shows it ...
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Understanding difference between system and process memory in htop

I'm a bit confused by the memory stats that htop is reporting on one of our servers. On the top bars, it's showing system memory as: Mem: 456 / 7950MB So, looks very low usage. However, my main ...
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How to read memory usage in htop?

It's my htop output: For example, I'm confused by this ruby script: How many physical memory is it using? 3+1+8+51+51? 51? 51+51?
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Is it possible to monitor CPU usage and execute a script if the CPU exceeds a certain amount?

Using a tool like top or htop, is it possible to monitor CPU usage and execute a script if CPU usage exceeds a certain amount?
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Red VIRT tab in htop

I've tried to find some info on this and reading the source, but couldn't really figure it out. At work we have a bunch of machines with a lot of cores and memory, which we run computations on. ...
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read-only `top` in linux?

I have a few servers with an application for some clients, and I want to make an application available for the client to view the server and application status, and to be able to restart some ...
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Two CPU cores at 100% utilization after soft lockup on two CPUs, is this normal?

I had two of my CPUs lock up on one of my servers. From dmesg: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#1 stuck for 23s! [vmx-vcpu-0:6148] and later: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#2 stuck for 23s! [vmx-vcpu-0:6148] I'm ...
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htop lying about vmware-tools memory consumption

I am experiencing a problem where htop (top too) is incorrectly reporting the memory consumption of a process, in this case the vmware-tools service (highlighted below). I am colorblind and thought I ...
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Debain server “HTOP”: shows several PHP-CGI instances

I'm new to Debian servers, (Linux VPS in general) and have a question about /usr/bin-php-cgi showing up several times as "tasks" when I run the HTOP "app." I couldn't find any information online ...
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How is htop “Swp” calculated?

When I run htop (on OS X 10.6.8), I see something like this : 1 [||||||| 20.0%] Tasks: 70 total, 0 running 2 [||| 7.2%] Load average: 1.11 ...
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Htop installation failed

I'm trying to install the htop , but I can't since I'm getting this fatal error: # cd /usr/ports/sysutils/htop && make install clean ===> Installing for htop-1.0.1 ===> htop-1.0.1 ...
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memory difference on top and htop

I got a new VPS as my database server. I installed only mysql and started. After some time(even after shutting down mysql service), I see only %3-4 of the memory used in htop but according to top I ...
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htop Memory meter is full. I haven't even started any service yet

I don't understand why my htop meter is full already. I'm not even running some task. Here's the screenshot of my htop: http://i.imgur.com/F56uB.png The green meter shows used memory, the blue meter ...
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Why do I see many mongod processes running?

I am running a single MongoDB database. No sharding. When I run htop, I see a lot of instances of mongod. Is that normal? Does every connection create a separate mongod process? Should I be concerned? ...
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What do negative numbers under TIME+ in htop mean?

What do the red negative numbers I'm seeing displayed in htop mean? Should I be worried?
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Running really slow on my Linux workstation, need some assistance

I have something weird going on with my workstation, like see it says 42.1%wa, whenever I get to this it becomes so slow, any ideas what can be done, how I can identify what's causing it and all? top ...