Interface to System Statistics
libstatgrab is a library that provides cross platform access to statistics about the system on which it's run. It's written in C and presents a selection of useful interfaces which can be used to access key system statistics. The current list of statistics includes CPU usage, memory utilisation, disk usage, process counts, network traffic, disk I/O, and more.
The current list of supported and tested platforms includes FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, DragonFly BSD, HP-UX and AIX. We are always happy to accept patches to extend support to other operating systems.
The package also includes a couple of useful tools. The first, saidar, provides a curses-based interface to viewing the current state of the system. The second, statgrab, gives a sysctl-style interface to the statistics gathered by libstatgrab. This extends the use of libstatgrab to people writing scripts or anything else that can't easily make C function calls. Included with statgrab is a script to generate an MRTG configuration file to use statgrab.