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H.Merijn Brand
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NAME

System::Info - Factory for system specific information objects

SYNOPSIS

    use System::Info;

    my $si = System::Info->new;

    printf "Hostname:              %s\n", $si->host;
    printf "Number of CPU's:       %s\n", $si->ncpu;
    printf "Processor type:        %s\n", $si->cpu_type; # short
    printf "Processor description: %s\n", $si->cpu;      # long
    printf "OS and version:        %s\n", $si->os;

or

    use System::Info qw( sysinfo );
    printf "[%s]\n", sysinfo ();

or

    $ perl -MSystem::Info=si_uname -le print+si_uname

DESCRIPTION

System::Info tries to present system-related information, like number of CPU's, architecture, OS and release related information in a system-independent way. This releases the user of this module of the need to know if the information comes from Windows, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Irix, or VMS, and if the architecture is i386, x64, pa-risc2, or arm.

METHODS

System::Info->new

Factory method, with fallback to the information in POSIX::uname ().

sysinfo

sysinfo returns a string with host, os and cpu_type.

sysinfo_hash

sysinfo_hash returns a hash reference with basic system information, like:

  { cpu       => 'Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6820HQ CPU @ 2.70GHz (GenuineIntel 2700MHz)',
    cpu_count => '1 [8 cores]',
    cpu_cores => 8,
    cpu_type  => 'x86_64',
    distro    => 'openSUSE Tumbleweed 20171030',
    hostname  => 'foobar',
    os        => 'linux - 4.13.10-1-default [openSUSE Tumbleweed 20171030]',
    osname    => 'Linux',
    osvers    => '4.13.10-1-default'
    }

si_uname (@args)

This class gathers most of the uname(1) info, make a comparable version. Takes almost the same arguments:

    a for all (can be omitted)
    n for nodename
    s for os name and version
    m for cpu name
    c for cpu count
    p for cpu_type

SEE ALSO

There are more modules that provide system and/or architectural information.

Where System::Info aims at returning the information that is useful for bug reports, some other modules focus on a single aspect (possibly with way more variables and methods than System::Info does supports), or are limited to use on a specific architecture, like Windows or Linux.

Here are some of the alternatives and how to replace that code with what System::Info offers. Not all returned values will be exactly the same.

Sys::Hostname

 use Sys::Hostname;
 say "Hostname: ", hostname;

 ->

 use System::Info;
 my $si = System::Info->new;
 say "Hostname: ", $si->host;

Sys::Hostname is a CORE module, and will always be available.

Unix::Processors

 use Unix::Processors;
 my $up = Unix::Processors->new;
 say "CPU type : ", $up->processors->[0]->type;
 say "CPU count: ", $up->max_physical;
 say "CPU cores: ", $up->max_online;
 say "CPU speed: ", $up->max_clock;

 ->

 use System::Info;
 my $si = System::Info->new;
 say "CPU type : ", $si->cpu;
 say "CPU count: ", $si->ncpu;
 say "CPU cores: ", $si->ncore;
 say "CPU speed: ", $si->cpu =~ s{^.*\b([0-9.]+)\s*[A-Z]Hz.*}{$1}r;

The number reported by max_physical is inaccurate for modern CPU's

Sys::Info

Sys::Info has a somewhat rigid configuration, which causes it to fail installation on e.g. (modern versions of) CentOS and openSUSE Tumbleweed.

It aims at returning a complete set of information, but as I cannot install it on openSUSE Tumbleweed, I cannot test it and show the analogies.

Sys::CPU

 use Sys::CPU;
 say "CPU type : ", Sys::CPU::cpu_type  ();
 say "CPU count: ", Sys::CPU::cpu_count ();
 say "CPU speed: ", Sys::CPU::cpu_clock ();

 ->

 use System::Info;
 my $si = System::Info->new;
 say "CPU type : ", $si->get_cpu;         # or ->cpu
 say "CPU count: ", $si->get_core_count;  # or ->ncore
 say "CPU speed: ", $si->get_cpu =~ s{^.*\b([0-9.]+)\s*[A-Z]Hz.*}{$1}r;

The speed reported by Sys::CPU is the current speed, and it will change from call to call. YMMV.

Sys::CPU is not available on CPAN anymore, but you can still get is from BackPAN.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

(c) 2016-2019, Abe Timmerman & H.Merijn Brand All rights reserved.

With contributions from Jarkko Hietaniemi, Campo Weijerman, Alan Burlison, Allen Smith, Alain Barbet, Dominic Dunlop, Rich Rauenzahn, David Cantrell.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

See:

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.