Top Commands to Diagnose Performance of Your Linux System

Jessie A. Morris jessie at
Wed Jun 26 11:30:59 MDT 2013

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:28:38 Ryan Moore wrote:
> I know top and ps, but what are your other favorite commands to diagnose
> sluggish system performance?
> --Ryan Moore

iotop is wonderful! It makes finding IO offenders easy. Between top, ps, and 
iotop that covers about 95% of my performance debugging.

Sometimes I use ntop/iftop? or the like for finding huge network gobblers.

Jessie A. Morris
jessie at

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