Activity Monitor Logging

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ZennZero, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. ZennZero macrumors member

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    Does anyone know if it is possible to log the CPU utilization of processes over time? Activity Monitor does not appear to offer this functionality on it's own (or if it does I can't figure it out).

    Basically I need a means of looking for spikes in CPU utilization and what process that spike is attributed to, but I can't watch Activity Monitor in real-time.
     
  2. ZennZero, Jan 10, 2011
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    ZennZero thread starter macrumors member

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    No ideas? Even if there is no off-the-shelf GUI-based tool to do this, I would think it would be possible from the command prompt.

    My command-prompt-fu is little rusty, but I am thinking this might be possible by logging the output of Top..?
     
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  4. ZennZero thread starter macrumors member

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    While I appreciate the insinuation that I am unable to use Google, this script only logs CPU load over time. I need a means of tracking (and more specifically, identifying) CPU utilization of individual processes.
     

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