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I use atop logs to examine state of my server. I am confused next page option:

    ^F  - show next page in the process-list (forward)

atop shows me a process list as follows:

21559 ... 2013/03/13 12:59:52   active    active  --   - S   0% python2.7
21565 ... 2013/03/13 12:59:52   active    active  --   - S   0% python2.7
21533 ... 2013/03/13 12:59:52   active    active  --   - S   0% python2.7
21534 ... 2013/03/13 12:59:52   active    active  --   - S   0% python2.7
21535 ... 2013/03/13 12:59:52   active    active  --   - S   0% python2.7
21538 ... 2013/03/13 12:59:52   active    active  --   - Z   0% python2.7
21541 ... 2013/03/13 12:59:52   active    active  --   - Z   0% python2.7
21544 ... 2013/03/13 12:59:52   active    active  --   - Z   0% python2.7

I press ^F to see next processes and I get

21535 ... 2013/03/13 12:59:52   active    active  --   - S   0% python2.7
21538 ... 2013/03/13 12:59:52   active    active  --   - Z   0% python2.7
21541 ... 2013/03/13 12:59:52   active    active  --   - Z   0% python2.7
21544 ... 2013/03/13 12:59:52   active    active  --   - Z   0% python2.7

where all four processes were in the previous page. So, what exactly do I change when I press ^F?

Edit

  • OS: Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (wheezy)
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Please include your Operating System. Pressing Ctrl+F in my debian box shows me the next page of processes. Could this be because of atop updating the displayed page? Perhaps processes on the first page are then moved to the second and that is why you see them. –  terdon Mar 15 '13 at 14:13
    
I run atop with archived logs, so it does not update the displayed page (if this is what you ment) –  Jakub M. Mar 15 '13 at 14:32
    
If you are not running atop in interactive mode, what exactly do you expect ^F to do? It sounds like you are using less or more to see the files, what you described is the typical behavior of both programs, ^F will show the next page and the last few lines of the previous one. –  terdon Mar 15 '13 at 14:37
    
No, I run in an interactive mode. What I expect is that on the 1st page I have, let say, 10 processes, on 2nd page I have next 10 processes, on 3rd I have 4 processes and nothing more. What I get is that on each page I have some set of processes that I saw on other pages, what makes little sense for me –  Jakub M. Mar 15 '13 at 20:55
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