Troubleshooting Linux System Performance


Learn about 3 essential tools for checking system performance.

This article and accompanying video from Nathan Lager describes how to collect information about your Linux system's performance.

The article summarizes how to use three utilities that provide essential performance information:

  • top – Provides a constantly updated process and performance dashboard.
  • free – Displays the system's current memory consumption.
  • vmstat – Breaks down the buffers and cache and shows information about swap utilization.

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