hwloc-ps man page

hwloc-ps — List currently-running processes or threads that are bound

Synopsis

hwloc-ps [options]

Options

-a

list all processes, even those that are not bound to any specific part of the machine.

-p --physical

report OS/physical indexes instead of logical indexes

-l --logical

report logical indexes instead of physical/OS indexes (default)

-c --cpuset

show process bindings as cpusets instead of objects.

-t --threads

show threads inside processes. If -a is given as well, list all threads within each process. Otherwise, show all threads inside each process where at least one thread is bound.

-e --get-last-cpu-location

Report  the last processors where the process/thread ran. Note that the result may already be outdated when reported since the operating system may move the tasks to other processors at any time according to the binding.

--whole-system

Do not consider administration limitations.

--pid-cmd <cmd>

Append the output of the given command to each PID line. For each displayed process ID, execute the command <cmd> <pid> and append the first line of its output to the regular hwloc-ps line.

Description

By default, hwloc-ps lists only those currently-running processes that are bound. If -t is given, processes that are not bound but contain at least one bound thread are also displayed, as well as all their threads.

hwloc-ps displays process identifier, command-line and binding.  The binding may be reported as objects or cpusets.

By default, process bindings are restricted to the currently available topology. If some processes are bound to processors that are not available to the current process, they are ignored unless --whole-system is given.

The output is a plain list. If you wish to annotate the hierarchical topology with processes so as to see how they are actual distributed on the machine, you might want to use lstopo --ps instead (which also only shows processes that are bound).

The -a switch can be used to show all processes, if desired.

Examples

If a process is bound, it appears in the default output:

   $ utils/hwloc-ps
   4759 Core:0 myprogram

If a process is not bound but 3 of his 4 threads are bound, it only appears in the thread-aware output:

   $ utils/hwloc-ps

   $ utils/hwloc-ps -t

   4759 Machine:0 myprogram
    4759 Machine:0
    4761 PU:0
    4762 PU:2
    4765 PU:1

To display the binding of already running MPI processes (launched by Open MPI) and append their MPI rank (in MPI_COMM_WORLD) to each line:

   $ utils/hwloc-ps --pid-cmd myscript

   29093 L1dCache:0 myprogram OMPI_COMM_WORLD_RANK=0
   29094 L1dCache:2 myprogram OMPI_COMM_WORLD_RANK=1
   29095 L1dCache:1 myprogram OMPI_COMM_WORLD_RANK=2
   29096 L1dCache:3 myprogram OMPI_COMM_WORLD_RANK=3

where myscript is a bash script doing:

   #!/bin/sh
   cat /proc/$1/environ 2>/dev/null | xargs --null --max-args=1 echo | grep OMPI_COMM_WORLD_RANK

See Also

hwloc(7), lstopo(1), hwloc-calc(1), hwloc-distrib(1)

Referenced By

hwloc(7), hwloc-info(1), lstopo(1).

Nov 10, 2016 1.11.5 hwloc