System administrators of Windows are familiar with the free Sysinternals user package. The first versions appeared in 2006 and are still evolving. Microsoft has announced that developers intend to connect Sysinternals to Linux. The first utility was downloaded became Program ProcDump.
Purpose of ProcDump
ProcDump allows users to create crash or current process repositories in the system. These can be tasks that greatly load the CPU and cause a hang or error. ProcDump allows you to track such processes.
The program is available on GitHub and works under Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS 7, Fedora 26, Mageia 6, Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04. Available as source codes for self-assembly and pre-packaged packages. Other gadgets have not yet been migrated.
Limits of usability
Up to now, ProcDump for Linux is worse in Windows analogue functionality. This service creates Linux CPU dumps and uses memory at different time intervals.
The list of options looks like this:
Usage: procdump [OPTIONS...] TARGET OPTIONS -C-rate of processor utilization, where the process delay is generated from 0 to 100 * nCPU -c CPU load below creates a process delay from 0 to 100 * nCPU -M busy memory in MB, under which a dump is created -m dump is created if the memory level in MB falls below the value -n number of landfills for exit -s delay in seconds before writing a landfill (default 10) TARGET applies to the following options: -p process of PID -w process-runable file name
The transfer of known gadgets to Linux and WSL will make it easier for system administrators to work. Users have already requested moving the process researcher.
In May 2017, Tavis Ormandy set up a load-loading tool on GitHub, which allows native Linux programs to load and call functions from Windows Dynamic Link Library (DLL). As a demonstration, Tavis installed Linux antivirus software in Linux.
Source: Bleeping Computer
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