Pscope - Process Analyzer


Pscope is a process analyzer that delves deep into every proccess (PID) on a Linux system and provides details such as paging, memory, and CPU utilization. Used with a tool such as sar, pscope helps identify what pids correlate to system usage. For instance, many system wide tools like sar tell you the system is paging. The next logical question is how does one determine what process is paging and how does it behave over time? Pscope presents this information in a detailed table format and provides php graphs to present historical information. It is most helpful for systems crashing due to load where one cannot determine the cause. Thus, Pscope is an analogy to an oscilloscope (oscope) in an electric circuit.