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HP-UX hippie B.11.00 A 9000/785    05/01/02

08:00:01    %usr    %sys    %wio   %idle
08:05:01       0       0       3      97
08:10:01       0       0       1      99
08:15:01       0       0       0      99
08:20:00       0       0       1      99
08:25:00       0       0       0     100
08:30:00       0       0       0     100
08:35:01       0       0       0     100
08:40:00       0       0       0     100
08:45:01       0       0       0     100
08:50:00       0       0       0     100
08:55:00       0       0       0     100
09:00:00       0       0       0     100
09:05:00       0       0       0     100
09:10:01       0       0       0      99
09:15:00       0       0       0     100
09:20:00       0       0       0     100
09:25:00       1       0       1      98
09:30:01       0       0       1      99
09:35:00       0       0       0      99
09:40:00       0       0       0      99
09:45:01       0       0       0      99
09:50:00       0       0       0      99
09:55:00       1       0       4      95
10:00:00       2       1      35      61
10:05:02       2       1       7      90
10:10:01       0       0       4      96
10:15:00       0       0       0     100
10:20:00       0       0       0      99
10:25:01       0       1       2      97
10:30:01       3       2      13      83
10:35:00       1       0       2      97
10:40:00       1       0       1      98
10:45:00       0       0       0      99
10:50:01       0       0       0      99
10:55:00       1       1       5      93
11:00:03       2       1       9      89

Average        0       0       3      97

08:00:01   device   %busy   avque   r+w/s  blks/s  avwait  avserv
08:05:01   c0t6d0    2.82    0.56       4      57    4.69   20.62
08:10:01   c0t6d0    0.65    0.61       1      13    3.95   13.11
08:15:01   c0t6d0    0.54    0.50       1       9    3.95   11.31
08:20:00   c0t6d0    0.62    0.61       1      11    3.93   11.88
08:25:00   c0t6d0    0.46    0.50       1       7    3.29   12.77
08:30:00   c0t6d0    0.48    0.50       1       7    3.68   16.08
08:35:01   c0t6d0    0.48    0.50       1       8    4.08   10.17
08:40:00   c0t6d0    0.40    0.50       1       7    3.22   11.30
08:45:01   c0t6d0    0.40    0.50       1       7    3.16    8.53
08:50:00   c0t6d0    0.29    0.50       0       4    2.68   10.58
08:55:00   c0t6d0    0.31    0.50       0       4    3.24   10.14
09:00:00   c0t6d0    0.31    0.50       0       4    2.57    9.58
09:05:00   c0t6d0    0.33    0.50       0       4    2.66   10.52
09:10:01   c0t6d0    0.55    0.50       1       9    3.23    8.45
09:15:00   c0t6d0    0.31    0.50       0       5    2.49    9.58
09:20:00   c0t6d0    0.33    0.50       0       5    2.93    9.80
09:25:00   c0t6d0    0.77    0.50       1      13    3.33    9.17
09:30:01   c0t6d0    1.07    2.08       2      19   12.58   15.20
09:35:00   c0t6d0    0.47    0.50       1       7    3.25   13.39
09:40:00   c0t6d0    0.60    0.50       1      10    3.77   11.03
09:45:01   c0t6d0    0.46    0.50       1       7    3.40   14.42
09:50:00   c0t6d0    0.47    0.50       1       9    2.81   11.04
09:55:00   c0t6d0    4.38    3.85       6     112   23.88   23.24
10:00:00   c0t6d0   15.97    4.39      21     445   21.65   21.07
10:05:02   c0t6d0    8.29    3.34      10     230   19.90   20.60
10:10:01   c0t6d0    4.25    0.50       5      97    4.34   12.89
10:15:00   c0t6d0    0.35    0.50       1       5    2.98    9.49
10:20:00   c0t6d0    0.53    0.50       1      11    3.01    9.14
10:25:01   c0t6d0    2.88    0.51       3      54    4.57   14.03
10:30:01   c0t6d0   15.44    1.38      20     337    9.32   24.82
10:35:00   c0t6d0    2.10    0.98       3      46    7.77   16.03
10:40:00   c0t6d0    1.07    0.56       1      22    4.36   12.54
10:45:00   c0t6d0    0.49    0.50       1       8    3.73   11.81
10:50:01   c0t6d0    0.37    0.50       1       5    3.18    9.86
10:55:00   c0t6d0    5.98    0.50       7     119    4.48   14.88
11:00:03   c0t6d0   10.66    2.90      15     258   18.24   30.39

Average    c0t6d0    2.39    2.16       3      55   12.79   20.37

08:00:01 runq-sz %runocc swpq-sz %swpocc
08:05:01     1.0      11     1.0       0
08:10:01     1.0      22     0.0       0
08:15:01     1.0      22     0.0       0
08:20:00     1.0      22     0.0       0
08:25:00     1.0      21     0.0       0
08:30:00     1.0      21     0.0       0
08:35:01     1.0      21     0.0       0
08:40:00     1.0      22     0.0       0
08:45:01     1.0       9     0.0       0
08:50:00     1.1      12     0.0       0
08:55:00     1.0      11     0.0       0
09:00:00     1.0       9     0.0       0
09:05:00     1.1       3     0.0       0
09:10:01     1.1      22     0.0       0
09:15:00     1.0      22     0.0       0
09:20:00     1.0      14     0.0       0
09:25:00     1.0      17     0.0       0
09:30:01     1.1      16     0.0       0
09:35:00     1.0      18     0.0       0
09:40:00     1.0      22     0.0       0
09:45:01     1.0      25     0.0       0
09:50:00     1.1      24     0.0       0
09:55:00     1.0      22     0.0       0
10:00:00     1.3      15     0.0       0
10:05:02     1.1      25     1.0       1
10:10:01     1.0      12     1.0       1
10:15:00     1.0      10     0.0       0
10:20:00     1.2      15     0.0       0
10:25:01     1.0      13     0.0       0
10:30:01     1.1      25     2.1       3
10:35:00     1.0      23     0.0       0
10:40:00     1.1      28     0.0       0
10:45:00     1.1      23     0.0       0
10:50:01     1.0      24     0.0       0
10:55:00     1.1      20     1.5       2
11:00:03     1.2      23     1.0       1

Average      1.1      18     1.6       0

08:00:01 bread/s lread/s %rcache bwrit/s lwrit/s %wcache pread/s pwrit/s
08:05:01       0       3      99       0       1      34       0       0
08:10:01       0       3      99       0       1      39       0       0
08:15:01       0       2     100       0       0      41       0       0
08:20:00       0       3     100       0       1      44       0       0
08:25:00       0       2     100       0       0      33       0       0
08:30:00       0       2     100       0       1      44       0       0
08:35:01       0       2     100       0       0      42       0       0
08:40:00       0       4     100       0       1      46       0       0
08:45:01       0       1     100       0       0      31       0       0
08:50:00       0       2     100       0       0      41       0       0
08:55:00       0       2     100       0       0      42       0       0
09:00:00       0       2     100       0       1      41       0       0
09:05:00       0       4     100       0       1      51       0       0
09:10:01       0       2     100       0       1      29       0       0
09:15:00       0       2     100       0       0      40       0       0
09:20:00       0       3     100       0       1      42       0       0
09:25:00       0       5      99       1       1      41       0       0
09:30:01       0       6      96       1       2      49       0       0
09:35:00       0       4     100       0       1      44       0       0
09:40:00       0       2     100       0       0      30       0       0
09:45:01       0       2     100       0       0      42       0       0
09:50:00       0       4     100       1       1      51       0       0
09:55:00       0      15      97       1       4      68       0       0
10:00:00       1      46      98       5      15      67       0       0
10:05:02       0      14     100       2       3      51       0       0
10:10:01       0       5     100       1       1      34       0       0
10:15:00       0       3     100       0       0      39       0       0
10:20:00       0      23      99       1       1      38       0       0
10:25:01       0      10     100       0       1      42       0       0
10:30:01       1      38      97       2       5      56       0       0
10:35:00       0       6      98       1       2      51       0       0
10:40:00       0       4     100       1       2      58       0       0
10:45:00       0       3     100       0       1      43       0       0
10:50:01       0       2     100       0       1      49       0       0
10:55:00       0      11     100       1       4      67       0       0
11:00:03       0      36     100       1       2      46       0       0

Average        0       8      99       1       2      55       0       0

08:00:01 swpin/s bswin/s swpot/s bswot/s pswch/s
08:05:01    0.28     0.1    0.27     0.0      22
08:10:01    1.00     0.0    1.00     0.0      32
08:15:01    1.00     0.2    1.00     0.0      30
08:20:00    1.00     0.0    1.00     0.0      27
08:25:00    0.98     0.1    0.98     0.0      21
08:30:00    1.00     0.1    1.00     0.0      21
08:35:01    1.01     0.0    1.01     0.0      21
08:40:00    1.00     0.0    1.00     0.0      22
08:45:01    0.08     0.0    0.04     0.0      12
08:50:00    0.03     0.0    0.03     0.0      12
08:55:00    0.02     0.0    0.02     0.0      12
09:00:00    0.29     0.0    0.29     0.0      13
09:05:00    1.02     0.0    1.02     0.0      14
09:10:01    0.68     0.0    0.69     0.0      26
09:15:00    0.99     0.0    0.99     0.0      29
09:20:00    0.93     0.0    0.93     0.0      25
09:25:00    0.59     0.0    0.63     0.0      50
09:30:01    0.29     0.0    0.25     0.0      32
09:35:00    0.48     0.0    0.53     0.0      27
09:40:00    0.98     0.2    0.97     0.0      30
09:45:01    1.01     0.0    1.01     0.0      33
09:50:00    1.00     0.0    1.01     0.0      38
09:55:00    0.98     0.1    0.95     0.0      45
10:00:00    0.00     0.0    0.00     0.0      57
10:05:02    0.45     0.0    0.53     0.3      61
10:10:01    0.08     0.1    0.00     0.0      31
10:15:00    0.00     0.0    0.00     0.0      21
10:20:00    0.00     0.0    0.00     0.0      27
10:25:01    0.00     0.0    0.00     0.0      34
10:30:01    0.91     0.3    0.95     0.1      95
10:35:00    0.93     0.3    0.93     0.1      59
10:40:00    1.00     0.0    1.00     0.0      43
10:45:00    0.96     0.1    0.92     0.0      36
10:50:01    1.00     0.0    1.04     0.0      34
10:55:00    0.80     0.1    0.75     0.0      68
11:00:03    0.71     0.2    0.77     0.2      72

Average     0.65     0.1    0.65     0.0      34

08:00:01 scall/s  sread/s  swrit/s   fork/s   exec/s  rchar/s  wchar/s
08:05:01     188       10        4     0.07     0.07    18873     2531
08:10:01     409       11        7     0.08     0.08    21888     2172
08:15:01     421        9        6     0.07     0.07    14752     1551
08:20:00     285        7        5     0.05     0.05    18308     2009
08:25:00      71        4        2     0.06     0.06    11304     1599
08:30:00      77        4        2     0.07     0.07    14421     1694
08:35:01      80        4        2     0.06     0.06    14162     1526
08:40:00      93        4        2     0.06     0.06    22074     1771
08:45:01      64        4        2     0.06     0.06     7657     1867
08:50:00      79        4        2     0.06     0.06    14346     1666
08:55:00      80        4        2     0.06     0.05    14191     1579
09:00:00      79        4        2     0.06     0.06    14528     1769
09:05:00      93        5        2     0.07     0.07    21832     1568
09:10:01     325        9        6     0.07     0.06     9891     2346
09:15:00     414        8        6     0.07     0.07    14523     1806
09:20:00     270       11        6     0.06     0.06    15238     1793
09:25:00     452       46       26     0.09     0.09    28435     3820
09:30:01     386       20       12     0.12     0.11    38867     5557
09:35:00     425       11        7     0.06     0.05    26319     2096
09:40:00     396        9        6     0.07     0.06    11713     2153
09:45:01     405       14        9     0.07     0.07    14322     1634
09:50:00     392       21       11     0.06     0.06    23070     3929
09:55:00     400       29       13     0.18     0.18   103465     8449
10:00:00     560       49       18     0.55     0.55   327182    33025
10:05:02     766       60       25     0.23     0.23   103035    11049
10:10:01     474       20        9     0.10     0.10    29065     4437
10:15:00     421        9        6     0.08     0.07    15242     1789
10:20:00     416       33       10     0.08     0.08   166128     3382
10:25:01    1075       26       13     0.24     0.24    64948     3069
10:30:01    2026       80       42     0.37     0.32   229292    11744
10:35:00     662       51       24     0.08     0.08    30804     4763
10:40:00     475       32       15     0.06     0.06    28478     4402
10:45:00     287       19       10     0.07     0.07    17173     1681
10:50:01     410       14        8     0.05     0.04     9782     2226
10:55:00    1384       61       32     0.15     0.15    64158     7167
11:00:03     514       68       27     0.25     0.21   253275     7224

Average      427       22       11     0.11     0.11    50994     4248

08:00:01  iget/s namei/s dirbk/s
08:05:01       0       4       1
08:10:01       0       3       1
08:15:01       0       3       0
08:20:00       0       3       0
08:25:00       0       3       0
08:30:00       0       3       0
08:35:01       0       3       0
08:40:00       0       3       0
08:45:01       0       3       0
08:50:00       0       3       0
08:55:00       0       3       0
09:00:00       0       3       0
09:05:00       0       3       0
09:10:01       0       3       0
09:15:00       0       3       0
09:20:00       0       3       0
09:25:00       0       3       1
09:30:01       0       4       1
09:35:00       0       3       0
09:40:00       0       3       0
09:45:01       0       3       0
09:50:00       0       3       0
09:55:00       0       5       1
10:00:00       1      13       4
10:05:02       1       7       2
10:10:01       0       3       1
10:15:00       0       3       0
10:20:00       0       7       1
10:25:01       0       7       1
10:30:01       3      20       7
10:35:00       0       4       1
10:40:00       0       3       0
10:45:00       0       3       0
10:50:01       0       3       0
10:55:00       0       7       2
11:00:03       1      15       4

Average        0       5       1

08:00:01 rawch/s canch/s outch/s rcvin/s xmtin/s mdmin/s
08:05:01       0       0       0       0       0       0
08:10:01       0       0       0       0       0       0
08:15:01       0       0       0       0       0       0
08:20:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
08:25:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
08:30:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
08:35:01       0       0       0       0       0       0
08:40:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
08:45:01       0       0       0       0       0       0
08:50:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
08:55:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
09:00:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
09:05:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
09:10:01       0       0       0       0       0       0
09:15:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
09:20:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
09:25:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
09:30:01       0       0       0       0       0       0
09:35:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
09:40:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
09:45:01       0       0       0       0       0       0
09:50:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
09:55:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
10:00:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
10:05:02       0       0       0       0       0       0
10:10:01       0       0       0       0       0       0
10:15:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
10:20:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
10:25:01       0       0       0       0       0       0
10:30:01       0       0       0       0       0       0
10:35:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
10:40:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
10:45:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
10:50:01       0       0       0       0       0       0
10:55:00       0       0       0       0       0       0
11:00:03       0       0       0       0       0       0

Average        0       0       0       0       0       0

08:00:01 text-sz  ov  proc-sz  ov  inod-sz  ov  file-sz  ov 
08:05:01   N/A   N/A  67/276   0  439/476   0  286/920   0
08:10:01   N/A   N/A  68/276   0  442/476   0  288/920   0
08:15:01   N/A   N/A  66/276   0  459/476   0  285/920   0
08:20:00   N/A   N/A  68/276   0  440/476   0  288/920   0
08:25:00   N/A   N/A  68/276   0  440/476   0  288/920   0
08:30:00   N/A   N/A  69/276   0  452/476   0  289/920   0
08:35:01   N/A   N/A  70/276   0  445/476   0  291/920   0
08:40:00   N/A   N/A  66/276   0  442/476   0  285/920   0
08:45:01   N/A   N/A  66/276   0  439/476   0  284/920   0
08:50:00   N/A   N/A  66/276   0  442/476   0  285/920   0
08:55:00   N/A   N/A  69/276   0  436/476   0  288/920   0
09:00:00   N/A   N/A  69/276   0  429/476   0  287/920   0
09:05:00   N/A   N/A  66/276   0  441/476   0  285/920   0
09:10:01   N/A   N/A  68/276   0  457/476   0  288/920   0
09:15:00   N/A   N/A  66/276   0  443/476   0  285/920   0
09:20:00   N/A   N/A  64/276   0  442/476   0  282/920   0
09:25:00   N/A   N/A  68/276   0  439/476   0  288/920   0
09:30:01   N/A   N/A  65/276   0  442/476   0  283/920   0
09:35:00   N/A   N/A  68/276   0  440/476   0  288/920   0
09:40:00   N/A   N/A  68/276   0  439/476   0  288/920   0
09:45:01   N/A   N/A  66/276   0  441/476   0  285/920   0
09:50:00   N/A   N/A  70/276   0  439/476   0  291/920   0
09:55:00   N/A   N/A  68/276   0  476/476   0  289/920   0
10:00:00   N/A   N/A  68/276   0  476/476   0  288/920   0
10:05:02   N/A   N/A  71/276   0  476/476   0  292/920   0
10:10:01   N/A   N/A  67/276   0  434/476   0  285/920   0
10:15:00   N/A   N/A  65/276   0  441/476   0  283/920   0
10:20:00   N/A   N/A  65/276   0  446/476   0  284/920   0
10:25:01   N/A   N/A  67/276   0  448/476   0  286/920   0
10:30:01   N/A   N/A  63/276   0  447/476   0  273/920   0
10:35:00   N/A   N/A  63/276   0  431/476   0  275/920   0
10:40:00   N/A   N/A  63/276   0  432/476   0  276/920   0
10:45:00   N/A   N/A  61/276   0  442/476   0  273/920   0
10:50:01   N/A   N/A  62/276   0  426/476   0  274/920   0
10:55:00   N/A   N/A  50/276   0  390/476   0  200/920   0
11:00:03   N/A   N/A  65/276   0  438/476   0  282/920   0


08:00:01   msg/s  sema/s
08:05:01    0.00    0.00
08:10:01    0.00    0.00
08:15:01    0.00    0.00
08:20:00    0.00    0.00
08:25:00    0.00    0.00
08:30:00    0.00    0.00
08:35:01    0.00    0.00
08:40:00    0.00    0.00
08:45:01    0.00    0.00
08:50:00    0.00    0.00
08:55:00    0.00    0.00
09:00:00    0.00    0.00
09:05:00    0.00    0.00
09:10:01    0.00    0.00
09:15:00    0.00    0.00
09:20:00    0.00    0.00
09:25:00    0.00    0.00
09:30:01    0.00    0.00
09:35:00    0.00    0.00
09:40:00    0.00    0.00
09:45:01    0.00    0.00
09:50:00    0.00    0.00
09:55:00    0.00    0.00
10:00:00    0.00    0.00
10:05:02    0.00    0.00
10:10:01    0.00    0.00
10:15:00    0.00    0.00
10:20:00    0.00    0.00
10:25:01    0.00    0.00
10:30:01    0.00    0.04
10:35:00    0.00    0.00
10:40:00    0.00    0.00
10:45:00    0.00    0.00
10:50:01    0.00    0.00
10:55:00    0.00    0.02
11:00:03    0.00    0.00

Average     0.00    0.00