lxc-top displays container statistics. The output is updated every
delay seconds, and is ordered according to the sortby value given.
lxc-top will display as many containers as can fit in your terminal.
Press 'q' to quit. Press one of the sort key letters to sort by that
statistic. Pressing a sort key letter a second time reverses the sort
-d, --delay delay
Amount of time in seconds to delay between screen updates.
The default is 3 seconds.
-s, --sort sortby
Sort the containers by name, cpu use, or memory use. The
sortby argument should be one of the letters n,c,b,m,k to sort
by name, cpu use, block I/O, memory, or kernel memory use
respectively. The default is 'n'.
Reverse the default sort order. By default, names sort in
ascending alphabetical order and values sort in descending
amounts (ie. largest value first).
For performance reasons the kernel does not account kernel memory use
unless a kernel memory limit is set. If a limit is not set, lxc-top
will display kernel memory use as 0. If no containers are being
accounted, the KMem column will not be displayed. A limit can be set
lxc.cgroup.memory.kmem.limit_in_bytes = number
in your container configuration file, see lxc.conf(5).
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