Bug 1249707 - RFE: Grouping by process name, displaying totals in parents
RFE: Grouping by process name, displaying totals in parents
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-system-monitor (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-08-03 11:31 EDT by Viktor Jancik
Modified: 2016-07-19 13:20 EDT (History)
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Description Viktor Jancik 2015-08-03 11:31:27 EDT
Description of problem:
Currently, there is no way to display running processes in groups by name, in Gnome System Monitor. 
This is troublesome, for example, if you have Chrome running, which spawns a process for each Tab, so after enough tabs, it's hard to really see how much RAM and CPU Chrome it is using.

There is a similar feature in System Monitor and that is Dependency view. But this is not the same thing. It groups processes in a tree view, as they were forked. However, it messes up ordering by CPU and Memory, because it only orders by the top level processes. Thus if a high memory usage process is in a lower level, it's only ordered in comparison with other processes in that level.
Also, the top level processes in this view, only display their CPU and Memory usage, not the total of the processes under them (which is correct, but not very useful to estimate the total).

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1.Run System Monitor

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It could be implemented as another optional view (like Dependencies).
The top level process would be fake. Just the name of the processes under it, and totals of consumed resources of the processes with that name.
This top level process can be expanded/shrunk to show all individual processes with that name.
Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 13:20:10 EDT
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
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