how to use mpstat command and its examples

The mpstat command provides detailed information about the CPU usage and performance statistics of a system. Which is typically used to monitor and analyze CPU utilization on multi-processor systems.

  • About mpstat : Report processors related statistics
  • It comes from “sysstat-9.0.4” package.
  • Configuration Files:
  • Path: /usr/bin/mpstat


To report the processor stats

$ mpstat 2 10

 To report all processor stats

$ mpstat -A 2 10 

To get the processor number for which the stats are displaying

$ mpstat -P 2 10

 To report the CPU utilization stats

$ mpstat -u 2 10

 To get the version info

$ mpstat -V


Related Commands: sar, pidstat, iostat, vmstat 

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