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Linux in a Nutshell

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slabtop

slabtop [options]

Display kernel slab cache information in real time. slabtop displays a listing of the top caches as sorted by a given sort criteria.

Options

-d n, --delay=n

Refresh the display every n seconds. By default, the display is refreshed every three seconds.

-s S, --sort=S

Sort by S, where S is one of the following sort criteria:

a

Sort by the number of active objects in each cache.

b

Sort by the number of objects per slab.

c

Sort by cache size.

l

Sort by the number of slabs in each cache.

n

Sort by the name of each cache.

o

Sort by the number of objects in each cache (this is the default).

p

Sort by the number of pages per slab.

s

Sort by the size of objects in each cache.

u

Sort by cache utilization.

v

Sort by the number of active slabs.

-o, --once

Display once and then exit.

--help

Display usage information and then exit.

-V, --version

Display version information and then exit.