Question about pstat (8)

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Tue Jun 6 19:06:53 UTC 2006

In the last episode (Jun 06), Paul Schmehl said:
> The man page for pstat has this:
>  pstat [-Tfhknst] [-M core [-N system]]
> What exactly is "system"?  What's the argument that pstat is looking 
> for?  I'm trying to see what processes are using swap and how much each 
> process is using.  Is that possible with pstat?  If so, what's the magic 
> formula?

pstat -M -N is for a post-mortem analysis of a crashed system.  You
pass it the kernel and vmcore files with those flags.

If you want process stats, use "ps".  Try "ps axlw" for starters.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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