Linux::stat - parse /proc/stat
my $stat = Linux::stat->new( [ stat => "path to /proc/stat" ] );
my $hashref = $stat->stat();
my $hashref = Linux::stat::stat( [ "path to /proc/stat" ] );
Linux::stat is a simple Perl module which parses /proc/stat file. Info is arranged in hash reference with descriptive keys.
Linux::stat was written on RedHat Linux 7.2, kernel 2.4.7 and tested on RedHat 6.2, kernel 2.2.14. It is expected to work with other versions as well, but this depends on Linux configuration and kernel version.
Output data can be easily previewed with Data::VarPrint package, available at CPAN.
Output fields (some of these are unavailable on kernels older than 2.4):
Timestamp (number of seconds since epoch) when the system was booted
Context switch, used by Linux job scheduler; for more info check Linux kernel sources: kernel/sched.c (look for kstat.context_swtch)
Overall and per-CPU time: user, nice, system, idle
Disks I/O (for each partition):
Overall disk I/O info; same fields as in disks (of course, except for disk and major)
Number for interrupts for each IRQ
Total number of interrupts (same as sum of all numbers in interrupts)
Not parsed, just added to hash
Number of pages read
Number of pages written
Number of pages read from swap
Number of pages written to swap
Number of processes run since boot
System uptime in seconds (same as sum of all four times for cpu)
All not-recognized fields are just passed on without parsing.
Currently, the only option available is stat which is path to /proc/stat in case this changes for some reason.
/proc/stat CPU, disk and some other information
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To install Linux::stat, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.