April 6, 2016 - General Meeting

Topic: Performance Co-Pilot

Presenter: Terry Bowling

PCP (Performance Co-Pilot) is a powerful and extensible framework for monitoring and analyzing system and application performance. In addition to traditional command line tools, it also offers beautiful graphical options as well.

In this session you will learn to use PCP in no time. Focus will be on the Fedora Linux distribution with references to using it also for MacOS, Windows, Containers and more!

More information is available at pcp.io.

Presentation is by Terry Bowling, a Principal Technical Account Manager at Red Hat.


Location: Glendale Branch, IndyPL

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

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Fun with PCP on RHEL 6

I've used puppet to install and activate PCP on several of the test systems at work.

One problem I've discovered. The pmatop appears to have a memory leak. I left it running on several of the VMs over the weekend. I arrive today to see several systems with alerts on low free memory and high swap memory. I see that pmatop has grown to use 50% to 60% of the memory. After stopping pmatop the VMs returned to normal.

I did an internet search for this problem, and didn't see anything. Anyone else tried out PCP yet?

Pat Milligan