pridist.d - process priority distribution. Uses DTrace.
This is a simple DTrace script that samples at 1000 Hz which process is on the CPUs, and what the priority is. A distribution plot is printed.
With priorities, the higher the priority the better chance the process (actually, thread) has of being scheduled.
This idea came from the script /usr/demo/dtrace/profpri.d, which produces similar output for one particular PID.
Since this uses DTrace, only users with root privileges can run this command.
DTrace Guide "profile Provider" chapter (docs.sun.com)
See the DTraceToolkit for further documentation under the Docs directory. The DTraceToolkit docs may include full worked examples with verbose descriptions explaining the output.
pridist.d will sample until Ctrl-C is hit.
|June 13, 2005||version 0.90|