On Mon, 24 Nov 2003, Leo Bicknell wrote: > Process accounting can tell the story: > > % lastcomm | wc -l > 47806 > % lastcomm | sed -e 's/ .*.//' | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head > 25281 sendmail > 4094 sh > 2987 perl > 2846 inetd > 1704 procmail > 1640 httpd > 1221 cron > 814 date > 732 postgres > 648 rateup > > Looks like sh is the 2nd most frequently executed command on my > system. It is 8.5% of all executed programs on this particular > system. I think slowing down 8.5% of all the programs the system > runs is important.
For what it's worth, here's the data that I've taken from the daily process accounting files of one of our somewhat busy shellboxes: # lastcomm -f acct.0 | sed -e 's/ .*.//' | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head 4829 qpopper 3426 bash 3191 sendmail 1915 sh 1687 httpd 1281 sed 1030 sshd2 952 rm 792 procmail 739 cron # lastcomm -f acct.1 | sed -e 's/ .*.//' | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head 5383 qpopper 3282 bash 2743 sendmail 1617 httpd 1187 sh 1071 sed 772 rm 739 cron 694 procmail 478 cat # lastcomm -f acct.2 | sed -e 's/ .*.//' | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head 5376 qpopper 2823 bash 2118 sendmail 1674 httpd 1510 sh 745 procmail 740 cron 292 python 288 atrun 211 inetd Though /bin/sh isn't 2nd on the list, it does feature prominently in the top 10. I would assume that anyone with a fairly busy machine acting as a shellbox and webserver would see something along these lines... Regards, > Andre Guibert de Bruet | Enterprise Software Consultant > > Silicon Landmark, LLC. | http://siliconlandmark.com/ > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"