Less known Solaris features: ptime
By user13366125 on Mai 24, 2014
Long time readers of my blog know that i'm preferring
top at any time. The micro state accounting in prstat gives you a much deeper insight. Using a tool not capable to use microstate accounting is like looking a video in 240p instead of 4k ultra hd (to stay at this: dtrace is like 8k ;) ). prstat is doing a really useful job in telling you what's happening at the moment in a processes.
However sometimes it's interesting to know, what happened in the past since the startup of the process. And there is a tool that is doing this. With
ptimes -m you can lookup the information of the micro state accounting since the creation of the process.