Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 502924
update sysstat to latest release 9.0.x
Last modified: 2009-05-28 06:25:33 EDT
new features of sysstat 9.0.x:
* Complete new design for sar, sadc and sadf commands. They have been rewritten in a non-monolithic way with a generic design architecture. It is now possible to add new metrics to sar without changing system activity data files format.
* System activity data files have extra header data that enable the user to identify which version of sysstat created them.
* Improved CPU statistics for sar: detailed CPU utilization can be displayed with "sar -u ALL".
* NFS v4 support added to sar.
* Support for SNMP, IP v6 and power management statistics added to sar.
* New metrics added to swap space and memory utilization statistics.
* Option -c has been removed from sar: Task creation and context switch activities have been merged and are now available with option -w.
* sar no longer displays interrupts per processor statistics. mpstat should be used for that.
* sadc can now collect partition statistics in addition to disk ones.
* mpstat can now display stats for all interrupts, including NMI, etc.
* Using option -H with sadf now displays detailed information about a system activity data file (activities that have been collected, etc.)
* Added virtual machine time accounting to sar, mpstat and pidstat.
* sysstat commands display machine architecture and number of CPU in their report header.
* sadf can now display all selected activities horizontally on a single line of data. This makes loading data into a database easier.
* iostat now displays read and write operations per second in its NFS report.
* Extended statistics for devices and partitions are now available with iostat.
* Several options have been added to pidstat and iostat so that the user can better control the output.
* National Language Support improved: Added Indonesian, Chinese (traditional) and Maltese translations.