'LavaPS' is an interactive process-tracking program that presents a small amount of important information in a graphical analog form (as opposed to lots of information presented digitally). It runs in the background and quickly and simply gives you a rough idea of what's happening. Each blob represents a process. Blob size is proportional to memory usage, and movement is proportional to CPU usage. Color is a combination of program name (which decided the hue) and time since the program last ran (which decides saturation): things that haven't run in a while are stationary and dark, while things that run a lot are bright and moving. A popup box gives more information about a process. Clicking the left button brings up the popup, the right button brings up a control menu.
DocumentationUser manpage available in HTML format from http://www.isi.edu/~johnh/SOFTWARE/LAVAPS/lavaps_man.html
released on 25 December 2004
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2||Janet Casey||9 July 2002|
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|Required to build||STL|
|Required to build||Tcl/Tk 8.x *or* Gnome/GTK 2.2|
|Required to build||C++|
|Required to build||Gcc 2.8 or later|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 January 2017.