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 order.
-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 by specifying
lxc.cgroup.memory.kmem.limit_in_bytes = number
in your container configuration file, see lxc.conf(5).
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