[LAD] itop

elboulangero elboulangero at gmail.com
Thu May 30 18:52:14 UTC 2013


I guess you're right, I could change the name.
I liked the name itop, it sounds good, and it's the perfect name for 
this soft. That's why people already used it before.

But I think I'll rename it to 'inttop', it's pretty much the same, and 
it tell what it does.


On 05/26/2013 07:59 PM, Diego Veralli wrote:
> Hey elboulangero,
> You might want to change the name, there are already 2 itops that I 
> know of, that monitor interrupts:
> * http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/itop
> * http://et.redhat.com/~jmh/tools/xen/itop 
> <http://et.redhat.com/%7Ejmh/tools/xen/itop> (this is just a small 
> perl script, but still...)
> Yours provides much more information (works fine on my machine BTW), 
> so it's a useful addition, but if you just call it itop it's going to 
> be a bit confusing..
> Cheers
> Diego
> On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 12:15 AM, elboulangero <elboulangero at gmail.com 
> <mailto:elboulangero at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hello everyone,
>     lately I had to fight big XRUN troubles, and thanks to this forum
>     I finally solved that. This excellent thread saved me:
>     http://linuxaudio.org/mailarchive/lau/2012/9/5/192706
>     On my long quest, I tried to see a little bit more what happened
>     with the IRQs on my system. I searched for a kind of 'top' utility
>     to monitor the interrupts, but the only apps I found were either
>     deprecated, or missed some cool features.
>     So, I ended up writing my own tool to monitor the file
>     /proc/interrupts.
>     It's available a this address:
>     https://gitorious.org/elboulangero/itop
>     As its name indicates, it behaves pretty much like top, but for
>     interrupts.
>     It's quite a simple thing, that I tried to enhance a bit with some
>     cool features:
>      + refresh period can be specified.
>      + two display modes: display interrupts for every CPU, or only a
>     sum of all CPU.
>      + display every interrupt (sorted like /proc/interrupts), or only
>     active interrupts (sorted by activity).
>      + in case the number of interrupts changes during the execution
>     of itop (due to a rmmod/modprobe), it's handled without any fuss.
>      + command-line options are also available as hotkeys for convenience.
>      + at last, the program display a summary on exit. The idea is
>     that this summary could be copied/pasted in emails to help debugging.
>     If anyone is interested, feel free to try and comment !
>     Cheers
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