Sysdig Documentation

Process

fd.used.percent

The percentage of used file descriptors out of the maximum available. By default, this metric displays the average value for the defined scope. For example, if the scope is set to a group of machines, the metric value will be the average value for the whole group.

Note

This metric should be monitored carefully, and used for alerts, as when a process reaches its file descriptor limit, the process will stop operating correctly, and potentially crash.

Metadata

Description

Metric Type

Gauge

Value Type

%

Segment By

Host, Container, Process, Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm, CloudProvider

Default Time Aggregation

Average

Available Time Aggregation Formats

Avg, Rate, Sum, Min, Max

Default Group Aggregation

Average

Available Group Aggregation Formats

Avg, Sum, Min, Max

proc.commandLine

Command line used to start the process.

Metadata

Description

Metric Type

Gauge

Value Type

String

Segment By

Process

Default Time Aggregation

N/a

Available Time Aggregation Formats

N/A

Default Group Aggregation

N/A

Available Group Aggregation Formats

N/A

proc.count

The number of processes on host or container, excluding any processes that do not have .exe or command line parameters in the process table. These processes typically are kernel or system level, and are typically identified by square brackets (for example, [kthreadd]).

Note

As some processes are excluded, the host level proc.count value will be lower than the value reported by the ps -ef command on the host.

Metadata

Description

Metric Type

Counter

Value Type

Integer

Segment By

Host, Container, Process, Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm, CloudProvider

Default Time Aggregation

Rate

Available Time Aggregation Formats

Avg, Rate, Sum, Min, Max

Default Group Aggregation

Sum

Available Group Aggregation Formats

Avg, Sum, Min, Max

proc.name

Name of the process.

Metadata

Description

Metric Type

Gauge

Value Type

String

Segment By

Process

Default Time Aggregation

N/A

Available Time Aggregation Formats

N/A

Default Group Aggregation

N/A

Available Group Aggregation Formats

N/A

proc.name.client

Name of the Client process.

Metadata

Description

Metric Type

Gauge

Value Type

String

Segment By

Process

Default Time Aggregation

N/A

Available Time Aggregation Formats

N/A

Default Group Aggregation

N/A

Available Group Aggregation Formats

N/A

proc.name.server

Name of the server process.

Metadata

Description

Metric Type

Gauge

Value Type

String

Segment By

Process

Default Time Aggregation

N/A

Available Time Aggregation Formats

N/A

Default Group Aggregation

N/A

Available Group Aggregation Formats

N/A

proc.start.count

Number of process starts on host or container.

Metadata

Description

Metric Type

Gauge

Value Type

Integer

Segment By

Host, CloudProvider

Default Time Aggregation

Rate

Available Time Aggregation Formats

Avg, Rate, Sum, Min, Max

Default Group Aggregation

Sum

Available Group Aggregation Formats

Avg, Sum, Min, Max