xosview man page

xosview — X based system monitor

Synopsis

xosview [options]

Description

xosview is a monitor which displays the status of several system parameters. These include CPU usage, load average, memory, swap space, network usage and more. Each resource is displayed as a horizontal bar which is separated into color coded regions showing how much of the resource is being put to a particular use.

xosview runs on several platforms (Linux, NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, DragonflyBSD, some Solaris systems, IRIX 6.5, HPUX and GNU). Not all of the meters described below are supported on all platforms. Some of the meters may appear different depending upon the platform xosview is running on. Note that *BSD is used as an abbreviation for all the supported BSD operating systems (NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, DragonflyBSD).

Load: Kernel reported load average
all platforms : load
Linux : load | CPU frequency
*BSD : load | CPU frequency
SunOS5 : load | CPU frequency

CPU Usage
Linux : user | nice | system | soft-interrupt | interrupt | io-wait |
guest | niced guest | stolen | idle
*BSD : user | nice | system | interrupt | idle
SunOS5 : user | system | wait | idle
IRIX : user | system | interrupt | wait | idle
HPUX : user | nice | system | interrupt | idle

Memory Usage
Linux : used | buffers | slab | map | cache | free
FreeBSD: active | inactive | wired | cache | free
DFBSD : active | inactive | wired | cache | free
OpenBSD: active | inactive | wired | free
NetBSD : active | inactive | wired | free
SunOS5 : kernel | zfs | other | free
IRIX : kernel | fs | user | free
HPUX : text | used | other | free
GNU : active | inactive | wired | free

Swap Usage
Linux : used | free
*BSD : used | free
SunOS5 : used | free
HPUX : used | free
GNU : used | free

Disk Usage: Throughput to/from local disk, per second
Linux : in | out | idle
*BSD : in | out | idle
SunOS5 : in | out | idle

Page Swapping: Pages to/from swap, per second
Linux : in | out | idle
*BSD : in | out | idle
SunOS5 : in | out | idle
HPUX : in | out | idle
GNU : in | out | idle

Network Usage
Linux : in | out | idle
*BSD : in | out | idle
SunOS5 : in | out | idle

GFX Usage: Framebuffer exchanges, per second
IRIX : swapbuffers

Interrupts: "leds" which blink when an interrupt occurs
Linux : IRQs
*BSD : IRQs

Interrupt Rate: Per second
Linux : interrupts | free
*BSD : interrupts | free
SunOS5 : interrupts | free

Serial Port Status: "leds" which show the serial port parameters
Linux : LSR and MSR

Battery Level: charge and status of batteries
Linux : available | used
*BSD : available | used

RAID: State of disks in a software RAID array
Linux : disk0 disk1 disk2 ... diskN | rebuild

Wireless Link
Linux : quality

Sensors: Readings from sensors
Linux : I2C/hwmon sensors (lmstemp)
Intel Core/AMD K8+/VIA C7 temperature (coretemp)
ACPI thermal zones (acpitemp)
*BSD : I2C sensors (bsdsensor)
Intel Core/AMD K8+ temperature (coretemp)

Typing a 'q' in the window will terminate xosview.

Options

Most of these command line options are just a convenient way to set one or more of xosview's resources. Please see the RESOURCES section for more details on what the resource is for.

-v
Displays the version number.
-name name
Sets the Resource name xosview will use (same as the -name option for typical X applications like xterm). When performing resource lookups, xosview will look under name, and then under “xosview”. For an example, perform the following (as documented in README.netbsd):
xrdb -merge Xdefaults.stipple
xosview -name xosvstipple &
xosview -name xosvstipplebw &
-display display
Sets the X display to display. This option overrides the xosview*display resource.
-font font
Specifies the font xosview will use for labels. This option overrides the xosview*font resource.
-title title
This option sets the name xosview will tell the window manager to use for the X window and icon. This option overrides the xosview*title resource.
-geometry geometry_string
Sets the X geometry to geometry_string. This option overrides the xosview*geometry resource.
-captions
This option overrides the xosview*captions resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*captions to "False".

+captions

This option overrides the xosview*captions resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*captions to "True".

-labels
This option overrides the xosview*labels resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*labels to "False".

+labels

This option overrides the xosview*labels resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*labels to "True".

-usedlabels
This option overrides the xosview*usedlabels resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*usedlabels to "False".

+usedlabels

This option overrides the xosview*usedlabels resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*usedlabels to "True".

-cpu
This option overrides the xosview*cpu resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*cpu to "False".

+cpu

This option overrides the xosview*cpu resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*cpu to "True".

-cpus
Force the display of a single meter for all CPUs in the system. This option is equivalent to setting xosview*cpuFormat to "single".

+cpus

Force the display of all CPUs in the system. This option is equivalent to setting xosview*cpuFormat to "all".

-load
This option overrides the xosview*load resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*load to "False".

+load

This option overrides the xosview*load resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*load to "True".

-mem
This option overrides the xosview*mem resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*mem to "False".

+mem

This option overrides the xosview*mem resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*mem to "True".

-swap
This option overrides the xosview*swap resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*swap to "False".

+swap

This option overrides the xosview*swap resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*swap to "True".

-battery
This option overrides the xosview*battery resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*battery to "False".

+battery

This option overrides the xosview*battery resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*battery to "True".

-gfx
This option overrides the xosview*gfx resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*gfx to "False".

+gfx

This option overrides the xosview*gfx resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*gfx to "True".

-wireless
This option overrides the xosview*wireless resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*wireless to "False".

+wireless

This option overrides the xosview*wireless resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*wireless to "True".

-net
This option overrides the xosview*net resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*net to "False".

+net

This option overrides the xosview*net resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*net to "True".

-network maxbandwidth -networkBW maxbandwidth -networkBandwidth maxbandwidth
These options override the xosview*netBandwidth resource. They cause xosview to display a meter that will shows network usage, with a maximum bandwidth of maxbandwidth. Notice that setting the bandwidth to 0 no longer disables the meter -- use the “-net” option instead.
-page
This option overrides the xosview*page resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*page to "False".

+page

This option overrides the xosview*page resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*page to "True".

-pagespeed val
This option overrides the xosview*pageBandWidth resource. The resource xosview*pageBandWidth will be set to val.
-disk
This option overrides the xosview*disk resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*disk to "False".

+disk

This option overrides the xosview*disk resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*disk to "True".

-int
This option overrides the xosview*int resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*int to "False".

+int

This option overrides the xosview*int resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*int to "True".

-ints +ints -interrupts +interrupts
Equivalent to -int and +int.
-irqrate
This option overrides the xosview*irqrate resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*irqrate to "False".

+irqrate

This option overrides the xosview*irqrate resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*irqrate to "True".

-intrate +intrate
Equivalent to -irqrate and +irqrate.
-lmstemp
This option overrides the xosview*lmstemp resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*lmstemp to "False".

+lmstemp

This option overrides the xosview*lmstemp resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*lmstemp to "True".

-coretemp
This option overrides the xosview*coretemp resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*coretemp to "False".

+coretemp

This option overrides the xosview*coretemp resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*coretemp to "True".

-acpitemp
This option overrides the xosview*acpitemp resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*acpitemp to "False".

+acpitemp

This option overrides the xosview*acpitemp resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*acpitemp to "True".

-bsdsensor
This option overrides the xosview*bsdsensor resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*bsdsensor to "False".

+bsdsensor

This option overrides the xosview*bsdsensor resource. It is equivalent to setting xosview*bsdsensor to "True".

-xrm resource_string
This switch allows any of xosview's resources to be set on the command line. An example of how the xosview*memFreeColor could be set using this option is shown below (Note the use of " to prevent the shell from expanding ´*´ or from creating two separate arguments, ´xosview*memfreeColor:´ and ´purple´):
-xrm "xosview*memFreeColor: purple"

X Resources

The following is a list of X resources supported by xosview. Each has a default value assigned to it. These values can be found in the file Xdefaults which can be obtained in the source distribution of xosview. They can be overridden in the usual places (/usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/XOsview, $HOME/.Xdefaults, etc.).

It should be noted that it is OK to have a resource defined for a port of xosview that does not support the feature the resource configures. Xosview will simply ignore the resources that are set for it but not supported on a given platform.

General Resources

xosview*title: name

The string that xosview will use for the X window title. Normally xosview will use 'xosview@machine_name' for a title. This resource overrides the default behavior.

xosview*geometry: geometry_string

This is a standard X geometry string that defines the size and location of the X window used by xosview.

xosview*display: name

The name of the display where xosview will contact the X server for drawing its window.

xosview*pixmapName: name

The filename of an X pixmap (xpm) file for use as a background image.

xosview*captions: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display meter captions.

xosview*labels: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display meter labels.

xosview*meterLabelColor: color

The color to use for the meter labels.

xosview*usedlabels: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display labels that show the percentage of the resource (or absolute amount, depending on the meter) being used. This option requires that the labels option also be set to True.

xosview*usedLabelColor: color

The color to use for "used" labels.

xosview*borderwidth: width

The width of the border for the xosview window.

xosview*font: font

This is the font that xosview will use.

xosview*background: color

This is the color that will be used for the background.

xosview*foreground: color

This is the color that will be used for the foreground.

xosview*enableStipple: (True or False)

Change to true to try stipple support. This is primarily for users stuck with 1-bit monitors/display cards. Try setting enableStipple true. Please give us feedback on this, if you use it. It needs some more work, but no one has given us any feedback so far.

xosview*graphNumCols: number

This defines the number of sample bars drawn when a meter is in scrolling graph mode. This also has the side-effect of defining the width of the graph columns. This is only used by meters which have graph mode enabled.

Load Meter Resources

xosview*load: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display a load meter.

xosview*loadProcColor: color

This is the color that the load meter will use to display the load average when it is below the warning threshold.

xosview*loadWarnColor: color

This is the color that the load meter will use once the load average is above the warning but below the critical load threshold.

xosview*loadCritColor: color

This is the color that the load meter will use once the load average is above critical load threshold.

xosview*loadIdleColor: color

The load meter will use this color to display the idle field.

xosview*loadPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the load meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*loadWarnThreshold: int

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the value at which the loadmeter changes its status and color from "normal" to "warning". The default value is the number of processors.

xosview*loadCritThreshold: int

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the value at which the loadmeter changes its status and color from "warning" to "critical". The default value is four times the warning threshold.

xosview*loadDecay: (True or False)

You should probably leave this at the default value (False). The load is already a time-averaged value!

xosview*loadGraph: (True or False)

If this is set to True then the load meter will be drawn as a horizontally scrolling bargraph showing the state value verses time.

xosview*loadUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

xosview*loadCpuSpeed: (True or False)

Display the current CPU speed in the load meter.

CPU Meter Resources

xosview*cpu: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display a cpu meter. On Linux, *BSD, Solaris and IRIX SMP machines, the resource cpuFormat defines how meters are created for multiple CPUs.

xosview*cpuUserColor: color

The cpu meter will use this color to display the cpu user time field.

xosview*cpuNiceColor: color

The cpu meter will use this color to display the cpu nice time field.

xosview*cpuSystemColor: color

The cpu meter will use this color to display the cpu system time field.

xosview*cpuInterruptColor: color

The cpu meter will use this color to display the cpu hard interrupt time field.

xosview*cpuSInterruptColor: color

The cpu meter will use this color to display the cpu soft interrupt time field.

xosview*cpuWaitColor: color

The cpu meter will use this color to display the cpu IO waiting time field.

xosview*cpuGuestColor: color

The cpu meter will use this color to display the cpu virtualization guest time field.

xosview*cpuNiceGuestColor: color

The cpu meter will use this color to display the cpu niced virtualization guest time field.

xosview*cpuStolenColor: color

The cpu meter will use this color to display the cpu involuntary wait time field.

xosview*cpuFreeColor: color

The cpu meter will use this color to display the cpu idle time field.

xosview*cpuPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the cpu meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*cpuDecay: (True or False)

If True then the cpu meter will be split vertically in two. The top half will show the instantaneous state, while the bottom half will display a decaying average of the state.

xosview*cpuGraph: (True or False)

If this is set to True then the cpu meter will be drawn as a horizontally scrolling bargraph showing the state value verses time.

xosview*cpuUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

xosview*cpuFormat: (single, all, both or auto)

If `single', only a cumulative meter for all CPU usage is created. `all' creates a meter for each CPU, but no cumulative meter. `both' creates one cumulative meter and one for each CPU. `auto' makes a choice based on the number of CPUs found.

xosview*cpuFields: USED/USR/NIC/SYS/INT/SI/HI/WIO/GST/NGS/STL/IDLE

The set of fields to show in Linux CPU meter instead of the default. Possible fields are:

USED:
Combine all used CPU time into one field. This is the sum of user, nice, system, soft and hard interrupts, guest, niced guest and stolen times. None of these, except stolen, may be defined together with `USED'. IDLE:
Time spent doing nothing. Includes I/O wait if it is not defined separately. USR:
Time spent in user mode processes. Includes nice, guest and niced guest if those are not defined separately. NIC:
Time spent in niced user mode processes. Includes niced guest if neither it nor guest is not defined separately. SYS:
Time spent in kernel code. Includes soft and hard interrupt as well as stolen time if those are not defined separately. INT:
Combines soft and hard interrupt handling times into one field. SI:
Time the kernel used to handle soft interrupts. Available on Linux kernel 2.6.0 and higher. HI:
Time the kernel used to handle hard interrupts. Available on Linux kernel 2.6.0 and higher. WIO:
Time spent waiting for I/O to complete. Available on Linux kernel 2.6.0 and higher. GST:
Time spent running guest OS in virtual machine. Includes niced guest if it is not defined separately. Available on Linux kernel 2.6.24 and higher. NGS:
Time spent running niced guest OS in virtual machine. Available on Linux kernel 2.6.32 and higher. STL:
Involuntary wait time when running as guest in virtual machine. Available on Linux kernel 2.6.11 and higher.

Most combinations are possible (see above for restrictions), but at least `USED' or `USR' and `SYS' need to be defined. `IDLE' field is added automatically.

Memory Meter Resources

xosview*mem: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display a mem meter.

xosview*memUsedColor: color

The mem meter will use this color to display the used memory field.

xosview*memSharedColor: color

The mem meter will use this color to display the shared memory field.

xosview*memBufferColor: color

The mem meter will use this color to display the buffer memory field.

xosview*memCacheColor: color

The mem meter will use this color to display the cache memory field.

xosview*memFreeColor: color

The mem meter will use this color to display the free memory field.

xosview*memKernelColor: color

The mem meter will use this color to display the kernel memory field.

xosview*memSharedColor: color

The mem meter will use this color to display the shared memory field.

xosview*memTextColor: color

The mem meter will use this color to display the HP text memory field.

xosview*memOtherColor: color

The mem meter will use this color to display the HP “other” memory field.

xosview*memActiveColor: color

The mem meter will use this color to display the *BSD active memory field.

xosview*memInactiveColor: color

The mem meter will use this color to display the *BSD inactive memory field.

xosview*memWiredColor: color

The mem meter will use this color to display the *BSD wired memory field.

xosview*memSlabColor: color

The mem meter will use this color to display the Linux in-kernel data structures field.

xosview*memMapColor: color

The mem meter will use this color to display the Linux memory mapped files field.

xosview*memPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the mem meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*memDecay: (True or False)

If True then the mem meter will be split vertically in two. The top half will show the instantaneous state, while the bottom half will display a decaying average of the state.

xosview*memGraph: (True or False)

If this is set to True then the mem meter will be drawn as a horizontally scrolling bargraph showing the state value verses time.

xosview*memUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

Swap Meter Resources

xosview*swap: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display a swap meter.

xosview*swapUsedColor: color

The swap meter will use this color to display the used swap field.

xosview*swapFreeColor: color

The swap meter will use this color to display the free swap field.

xosview*swapPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the swap meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*swapDecay: (True or False)

If True then the swap meter will be split vertically in two. The top half will show the instantaneous state, while the bottom half will display a decaying average of the state.

xosview*swapGraph: (True or False)

If this is set to True then the swap meter will be drawn as a horizontally scrolling bargraph showing the state value verses time.

xosview*swapUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

Page Swapping Meter Resources

xosview*page: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display a page meter.

xosview*pageBandWidth: maxEvents

This number is used to specify the expected maximum bandwidth (in events / sec) for the page meter. When the expected maximum bandwidth (maxEvents) is exceeded then the page meter will display the relative percentage of page swapping (25% in, 75% out).

xosview*pageInColor: color

The page meter will use this color to display the page-in field.

xosview*pageOutColor: color

The page meter will use this color to display the page-out field.

xosview*pageIdleColor: color

The page meter will use this color to display the idle field.

xosview*pagePriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the page meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*pageDecay: (True or False)

If True then the page meter will be split vertically in two. The top half will show the instantaneous state, while the bottom half will display a decaying average of the state.

xosview*pageGraph: (True or False)

If this is set to True then the page meter will be drawn as a horizontally scrolling bargraph showing the state value verses time.

xosview*pageUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

Gfx Meter Resources

xosview*gfx: (True or False)

If True xosview will display the GfxMeter. The value is sampled once per second, due to the usage of sadc to sample data.

xosview*gfxWarnColor: color

This is the color that the gfx meter will use once the warn state is reached.

xosview*gfxAlarmColor: color

This is the color that the gfx meter will use once the alarm state is reached.

xosview*gfxSwapColor: color

This is the color that the gfx meter will use in normal state

xosview*gfxIdleColor: color

The gfx meter will use this color to display the idle field.

xosview*gfxPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the gfx meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*gfxWarnThreshold: int

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) of swapbuffers per second and pipe at which the gfxmeter changes its status and color from "normal" to "warn". The default value is 60.

xosview*gfxAlarmThreshold: int

This number (which must be an integer >= gfxWarnThreshold) of swapbuffers per second and pipe at which the gfxmeter changes its status and color from "warn" to "alarm". The default value is 120.

xosview*gfxDecay: (True or False)

You should probably leave this at the default value (False). The gfx does not work in decay mode.

xosview*gfxGraph: (True or False)

If this is set to True then the gfx meter will be drawn as a horizontally scrolling bargraph showing the state value verses time.

xosview*gfxUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

Network Meter Resources

xosview*net: (True or False)

If True xosview will display the NetMeter. Linux users will have to configure their kernels and setup some ip accounting rules to make this work. See the file README.linux which comes with the xosview distribution for details.

xosview*netBandwidth: maxBytes

This number is used to specify the expected maximum bandwidth (in bytes / sec) for the meter. When the expected maximum bandwidth (maxBytes) is exceeded then the network meter will display the relative percentage of network usage (25% incoming, 75% outgoing).

xosview*netIface: interface

If False, xosview will display the data received/transmitted by any of the network interfaces. Otherwise, xosview will only display the data received/transmitted by the specified network interface. If the name is prepended with '-' sign, the data in that interface is ignored.

xosview*netInColor: color

The net meter will use this color to display the incoming field.

xosview*netOutColor: color

The net meter will use this color to display the outgoing field.

xosview*netBackground: color

This is the color that the network meter will use for the "idle" field.

xosview*netPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the net meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*netDecay: (True or False)

If True then the net meter will be split vertically in two. The top half will show the instantaneous state, while the bottom half will display a decaying average of the state.

xosview*netGraph: (True or False)

If this is set to True then the net meter will be drawn as a horizontally scrolling bargraph showing the state value verses time.

xosview*netUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

NFSStats (Client) Resources

xosview*NFSStats: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display a meter to monitor NFS client stats.

xosview*NFSStatReTransColor: color

The color to be used for retransmit stats.

xosview*NFSStatAuthRefrshColor: color

The color to be used for auth refresh stats.

xosview*NFSStatCallsColor: color

The color to be used for call stats.

xosview*NFSStatIdleColor: color

The color to be used for idle stats.

NFSDStats (Server) Resources

xosview*NFSDStats: (True or False)

If True xosview will display a meter for NFS server/daemon stats.

xosview*NFSDStatCallsColor: color

The color to be used for call stats.

xosview*NFSDStatBadCallsColor: color

The color to be used for bad stats.

xosview*NFSDStatUDPColor: color

The color to be used for UDP stats.

xosview*NFSDStatTCPColor: color

The color to be used for TCP stats.

xosview*NFSDStatIdleColor: color

The color to be used for idle stats.

Serial Meter Resources

xosview*serial(0-9): (True, False, or portBase)

If True then xosview will display a serial meter for ttySx. The portbase will be autodetected. Because autodetection can fail, (if the port is locked by ppp/slip for example) you can specify the portbase instead of "True". If a portBase is used then xosview will use it instead of trying to autodetect.

For this to work on Linux xosview needs to be suid root in order to have access to the ports. See the file README.linux which comes with the xosview distribution for more details.

xosview*serialOnColor: color

This is the color the serial meter will use for bits that are set.

xosview*serialOffColor: color

This is the color the serial meter will use for bits that are not set.

xosview*serialPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the serial meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

Interrupt Meter Resources

xosview*interrupts: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display an interrupt meter.

xosview*intSeparate: (True of False)

If True then xosview will display one interrupt meter per CPU on SMP machines. If False only one meter is displayed. Default: True.

xosview*intOnColor: color

This is the color that will be used to show "active" interrupts.

xosview*intOffColor: color

This is the color that will be used to show "inactive" interrupts.

xosview*intPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the int meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

Interrupt Rate Meter Resources

xosview*irqrate: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display an interrupt rate meter.

xosview*irqrateUsedColor: color

This is the color that will be used to show the interrupt rate.

xosview*irqrateIdleColor: color

The irqrate meter will use this color to display the idle field.

xosview*irqratePriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the irqrate meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*irqrateDecay: (True or False)

If True then the irqrate meter will be split vertically in two. The top half will show the instantaneous state, while the bottom half will display a decaying average of the state.

xosview*irqrateGraph: (True or False)

If this is set to True then the irqrate meter will be drawn as a horizontally scrolling bargraph showing the state value verses time.

xosview*irqrateUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

Lm Sensors Resources

xosview*lmstemp: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display a lmstemp meter.

xosview*lmstempHighest: number

Highest value displayed. If not given, or too small, the meter will adjust to fit actual and alarm values. Can be overridden for any meter with lmstempHighestN.

xosview*lmstempActColor: color

Color of actual value.

xosview*lmstempHighColor: color

Color above high alarm value, also used to indicate alarm.

xosview*lmstempLowColor: color

Color of actual value, when it is below low alarm value.

xosview*lmstempIdleColor: color

Color between actual and high alarm values.

xosview*lmstempN: filename

Name of input file from /proc/sys/dev/sensors/*/* or /sys/class/hwmon/*/{,device}/, N=1,2,3,... Can also be absolute path. For example,
xosview*lmstemp1: temp1
xosview*lmstemp2: temp2_input

Note: Many sensors have the value and alarm threshold in files named "*_input" and "*_max"/"*_min", respectively. In such case, specifying the base name such as "temp1" here will be enough for having both files used.

Note: If the same file name as lmstempN, lmshighN or lmslowN exists in other sensor directories, then lmsnameN needs to be specified, or absolute path used, to find the correct one.

xosview*lmshighN: filename or number

Optional high alarm value or name of file from /sys/class/hwmon/*/{,device}/, N=1,2,3,... Can also be absolute path. If not given, lmstempHighest is used as both maximum and high alarm. For example,
xosview*lmshigh1: 70
xosview*lmshigh2: temp1_crit_hyst

xosview*lmslowN: filename or number

Optional low alarm value or name of file from /sys/class/hwmon/*/{,device}/, N=1,2,3,... Can also be absolute path. Default is 0. For example,
xosview*lmslow1: 1.5
xosview*lmslow2: fan1_min

xosview*lmsnameN: name

Optional name of the sensor device to use when finding the filename(s) given in lmstempN, lmshighN and lmslowN. See /sys/class/hwmon/*/{,device}/name for the names of your sensors. This has no effect to files given as absolute paths. For example,
xosview*lmsname1: nct6779
xosview*lmsname2: radeon

xosview*lmstempLabelN: string

N-th label for above values, default is TMP.

xosview*lmstempHighestN: number

Override default lmstempHighest for meter N.

xosview*lmstempUsedFormatN: (float, percent or autoscale)

Override default lmstempUsedFormat for meter N.

xosview*lmstempPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the lmstemp meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*lmstempUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

ACPI Temperature Resources

xosview*acpitemp: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display a acpitemp meter.

xosview*acpitempHighest: 100

Highest temp value displayed, default 100. If acpihighN is given, the value is read from there instead.

xosview*acpitempActColor: color

Color of actual temperature.

xosview*acpitempHighColor: color

Color above alarm temperature, also used to indicate alarm.

xosview*acpitempIdleColor: color

Color between actual and alarm temperatures.

xosview*acpitempN: filename

Name of temperature file from /proc/acpi/thermal_zone or /sys/devices/virtual/thermal. Note that the last directory part must be given, e.g. TZ0/temperature. Absolute path can also be used.

xosview*acpihighN: filename

Name of high value/trip point file from /proc/acpi/thermal_zone or /sys/devices/virtual/thermal, or an absolute path to one.

xosview*acpitempLabelN: Labelstring

N-th label for above temperatures, default is TMP.

xosview*acpitempPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the acpitemp meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*acpitempUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

Intel Core / AMD K8+ / VIA C7 Temperature Sensor Resources

xosview*coretemp: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display a coretemp meter.

xosview*coretempHighest: 100

Highest temp value displayed, default 100. If CPU throttling temperature (tjMax) is supplied by the operating system, it is used instead.

xosview*coretempHigh: number

Value to use as alarm temperature, default is coretempHighest. If a usable value, such as the temperature for which maximum cooling is required, is supplied by the operating system, it is used instead.

xosview*coretempActColor: color

Color of actual temperature.

xosview*coretempHighColor: color

Color above alarm temperature, also used to indicate alarm.

xosview*coretempIdleColor: color

Color between actual and alarm temperatures.

xosview*coretempDisplayType: (separate, average or maximum)

This resource tells xosview how to display the CPU temperature. The formats work as follows:

separate:
Display one meter for each CPU core of a multi-core CPU. This is the default. average:
Display the average of core temperatures of a multi-core CPU. On multi-socket machines, one meter per physical CPU is displayed. maximum:
Display the highest core temperature of a multi-core CPU. On multi-socket machines, one meter per physical CPU is displayed.

xosview*coretempPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the coretemp meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*coretempUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

*BSD Sensor Resources

xosview*bsdsensor: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display a bsdsensor meter.

xosview*bsdsensorHighest: number

Highest value displayed. If not given, or too small, the meter will adjust to fit actual and alarm values. Can be overridden for any meter with bsdsensorHighestN.

xosview*bsdsensorActColor: color

Color of actual value.

xosview*bsdsensorHighColor: color

Color above high alarm value, also used to indicate alarm.

xosview*bsdsensorLowColor: color

Color of actual value, when it is below low alarm value.

xosview*bsdsensorIdleColor: color

Color between actual and high alarm values.

xosview*bsdsensorN: name.type
xosview*bsdsensorHighN: name.type
xosview*bsdsensorLowN: name.type

These define where the actual value, high alarm value and low alarm value for meter N=1,2,3,... will be read from. The name is the sensor driver, and type is the wanted value. Both alarm values are optional, and can also be given as static numerical values.

You can find the correct pair for OpenBSD and DragonFly BSD with systat command, e.g.
xosview*bsdsensor1: it0.temp1
xosview*bsdsensorHigh1: 100

On NetBSD, you can find the driver name with envstat command. Value name for the actual reading is typically 'cur-value' and for high alarm 'critical-max' and for low alarm 'critical-min', e.g.
xosview*bsdsensor2: coretemp0.cur-value
xosview*bsdsensorHigh2: coretemp0.critical-max

For all possible NetBSD value names, refer to envstat source code.

FreeBSD has no usable sensor drivers as of version 9.0. However, ACPI thermal zones can be used by defining the sysctl node below hw.acpi.thermal, e.g.
xosview*bsdsensor1: tz0.temperature
xosview*bsdsensorHigh1: tz0._CRT

ACPI thermal zones can be used like this on DragonFly BSD as well.

xosview*bsdsensorLabelN: string

N-th label for above meters, default is SENN.

xosview*bsdsensorHighestN: number

Override default bsdsensorHighest for meter N.

xosview*bsdsensorUsedFormatN: (float, percent or autoscale)

Override default bsdsensorUsedFormat for meter N.

xosview*bsdsensorPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the bsdsensor meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*bsdsensorUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

Battery Meter Resources

xosview*battery: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display a battery meter. Linux users will need to have APM or ACPI support in their kernels for this to work. For both APM and ACPI, xosview shows the status/sum of all batteries. Additionally - the legend text gets changed/adjusted to reflect the current state (charging/low/critical/etc.) of the battery/batteries.

xosview*batteryLeftColor: color

This is the color that will be used to show the amount of battery power left.

xosview*batteryUsedColor: color

This is the color that will be used to show the amount of battery power used.

xosview*batteryChargeColor: color

This is the color that will be used as 'left' - if the batteries get charged.

xosview*batteryFullColor: color

This is the color that will be used as 'left' - if the batteries are fully charged. APM and ACPI does provide this info, but not all machines actually do so.

xosview*batteryLowColor: color

APM only - the 'left' color that will indicate a low battery. Depends on the machine - e.g. below 25% remaining capacity.

xosview*batteryCritColor: color

APM case: the 'left' color if APM indicates 'critical' state. (less than 5%) ACPI case: the 'left' color if the remaining capacity is below the alarm value. (which can be set by the user in /proc/acpi/battery/BAT[01]/alarm )

xosview*batteryNoneColor: color

If no battery is present - or all batteries get removed (while on AC).

xosview*batteryPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the battery meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*batteryUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

Wireless Meter Resources

xosview*wireless: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display the link quality of each wireless connection. Note that the graph will *never* show up, if you don't have any wireless devices, or no wireless extensions in the kernel (/proc/net/wireless). Default is true.

xosview*PoorQualityColor: color

This is the color for the quality field when between 0 and 6.

xosview*FairQualityColor: color

This is the color for the quality field when between 7 and 14.

xosview*GoodQualityColor: color

This is the color for the quality field when higher than 14.

xosview*wirelessUsedColor: color

This is the background color.

xosview*wirelessPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the wireless meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*wirelessDecay: (True or False)

If True then the wireless meter will be split vertically in two. The top half will show the instantaneous state, while the bottom half will display a decaying average of the state.

xosview*wirelessUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

Disk Meter Resources

xosview*disk: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display a disk meter.

xosview*diskInColor: color

The disk meter will use this color to display the reads field.

xosview*diskOutColor: color

The disk meter will use this color to display the writes field.

xosview*diskIdleColor: color

The disk meter will use this color to display the idle field.

xosview*diskBandwidth: bandwidth

This number is used to specify the expected maximum bandwidth in bytes per second for the disk meter.

xosview*diskWriteColor: color

This color will be used for the linux meter to show writes.

xosview*diskReadColor: color

This color will be used for the linux meter to show reads.

xosview*diskPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the disk meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*diskDecay: (True or False)

If True then the disk meter will be split vertically in two. The top half will show the instantaneous state, while the bottom half will display a decaying average of the state.

xosview*diskGraph: (True or False)

If this is set to True then the disk meter will be drawn as a horizontally scrolling bargraph showing the state value verses time.

xosview*diskUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

RAID Meter Resources

xosview*RAID: (True or False)

If True then xosview will display a RAID meter.

xosview*RAIDdevicecount: int

Please enter your RAID device count (n) here or 0 if you don't have any supported RAID devices. xosview then will display n RAID state displays.

xosview*RAIDdiskOnlineColor: color

xosview*RAIDdiskFailureColor: color

These colors will be used for indicating working/online or failed/offline disks. The order (from left to right) is the same as in /proc/mdstat.

xosview*RAIDresyncdoneColor: color

xosview*RAIDresynctodoColor: color

xosview*RAIDresynccompleteColor: color

If a resync/rebuild of the RAID array is in progress, the "done" and "todo" colors will be used. If no rebuild/resync is running, then the "complete" color will be shown.

xosview*RAIDPriority: priority

This number (which must be an integer >= 1) sets the number of tenths of a second that the RAID meter waits between updates. A value of 1 has xosview update the meter 10 times per second (the fastest). A value of 600 would cause xosview to update the meter once a minute.

xosview*RAIDUsedFormat: (float, percent or autoscale)

This resource tells xosview how to display "used" labels. The formats work as follows:

float:
Display the value as a floating point number. percent:
Display the value as a percentage of the total. autoscale:
Display the absolute value and automatically print the units (K, M, or G) as appropriate.

Obtaining

This version of xosview is distributed from the following site:

http://www.pogo.org.uk/~mark/xosview/

Authors

Mike Romberg <mike.romberg@noaa.gov>

Original author, Linux and HPUX ports.

Brian Grayson <bgrayson@netbsd.org>

NetBSD port and most of the nice enhancements for version 1.4, initial work on FreeBSD port.

Scott McNab <jedi@tartarus.uwa.edu.au>

Added the scrolling graph mode.

Tom Pavel <pavel@slac.stanford.edu>

Most of the FreeBSD support, more resource-handling improvements.

Greg Onufer <exodus@cheers.bungi.com>

SunOS port.

Stefan Eilemann <eilemann@gmail.com>

IRIX 6.5 port.

Sheldon Hearn <axl@iafrica.com>

FreeBSD libdevstat-based diskmeter support.

David W. Talmage <talmage@jefferson.cmf.nrl.navy.mil>

Added battery-meter support to NetBSD.

Oleg Safiullin <form@openbsd.org>

OpenBSD interrupt-meter support.

Werner Fink <werner@suse.de>

Originator of the loadmeter.

Massimiliano Ghilardi <ghilardi@cibs.sns.it>

Linux pagemeter.

Carsten Schabacker <cschaba@spock.central.de>

Made extensions to the serial-meter.

Paal Beyer <pbeyer@online.no>

Ported the linux memstat kernel module to linux-2.1

Jerome Forissier <forissier@isia.cma.fr>

Author of the Linux SMP kernel patch which xosview uses to display meters for each CPU.

Tomer Klainer <mandor@cs.huji.ac.il>

Initial port to BSDI.

Arno Augustin <Arno.Augustin@3SOFT.de>

Solaris disk and network meters.

Alberto BARSELLA <ishark@lsh01.univ-lille1.fr>

Fixes for linux diskmeter + ip_chains support

Thomas Waldmann <ThomasWaldmann@gmx.de>

Linux raid meter, bitfieldmeter. Many cosmetic fixes.

Leopold Toetsch <lt@toetsch.at>

Linux lms temp meter.

David O'Brien <obrien@nuxi.com>

FreeBSD 4.* updates, and a few other suggestions.

Christos Zoulas <christos@netbsd.org>

C++ standard compliance and other NetBSD fixes.

Tim Ehlers <tehlers@gwdg.de>

Wireless Link-Meter for Linux.

Mark Hills <mark@pogo.org.uk>

Bug fixes and general caretaking.

Tomi Tapper <tomi.o.tapper@student.jyu.fi>

Temperature sensor, and FreeBSD updates.

Raymond S Brand (rsbx@acm.org)

Misc fixes.

And many others who have sent in small fixes and improvements.

Referenced By

dstat(1).