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gopsutil: psutil for golang

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This is a port of psutil (https://github.com/giampaolo/psutil). The challenge is porting all psutil functions on some architectures.

v3 migration

from v3.20.10, gopsutil becomes v3 which breaks backawards compatiblity. See v3Changes.md more detail changes.

Tag semantics

gopsutil tag policy is almost same as Semantic Versioning, but automatically increase like Ubuntu versioning.

for example,

  • v2: major version
  • 17: release year, 2017
  • 04: release month

gopsutil aims to keep backwards-compatiblity until major version change.

Taged at every end of month, but there are only a few commits, it can be skipped.

Available Architectures

  • FreeBSD i386/amd64/arm
  • Linux i386/amd64/arm(raspberry pi)
  • Windows/amd64
  • Darwin i386/amd64
  • OpenBSD amd64 (Thank you @mpfz0r!)
  • Solaris amd64 (developed and tested on SmartOS/Illumos, Thank you @jen20!)

These are partial support:

  • CPU on DragonFly BSD (#893, Thank you @gballet!)
  • host on Linux RISC-V (#896, Thank you @tklauser!)

All works are implemented without cgo by porting c struct to golang struct.


.. code:: go

package main

import ( "fmt"

   // "github.com/shirou/gopsutil/mem"  // to use v2


func main() { v, _ := mem.VirtualMemory()

   // almost every return value is a struct
   fmt.Printf("Total: %v, Free:%v, UsedPercent:%f%%\n", v.Total, v.Free, v.UsedPercent)

// convert to JSON. String() is also implemented fmt.Println(v)


The output is below.


Total: 3179569152, Free:284233728, UsedPercent:84.508194% {"total":3179569152,"available":492572672,"used":2895335424,"usedPercent":84.50819439828305, (snip...)}

You can set an alternative location to :code:

by setting the :code:
environment variable.

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by setting the :code:
environment variable.

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by setting the :code:
environment variable.

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by setting the :code:
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by setting the :code:
environment variable.

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by setting the :code:
environment variable.


see http://godoc.org/github.com/shirou/gopsutil


  • go1.11 or above is required.

More Info

Several methods have been added which are not present in psutil, but will provide useful information.

  • host/HostInfo() (linux)

    • Hostname
    • Uptime
    • Procs
    • OS (ex: "linux")
    • Platform (ex: "ubuntu", "arch")
    • PlatformFamily (ex: "debian")
    • PlatformVersion (ex: "Ubuntu 13.10")
    • VirtualizationSystem (ex: "LXC")
    • VirtualizationRole (ex: "guest"/"host")
  • IOCounters

    • Label (linux only) The registered
      device mapper name 
  • cpu/CPUInfo() (linux, freebsd)

    • CPU (ex: 0, 1, ...)
    • VendorID (ex: "GenuineIntel")
    • Family
    • Model
    • Stepping
    • PhysicalID
    • CoreID
    • Cores (ex: 2)
    • ModelName (ex: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2640M CPU @ 2.80GHz")
    • Mhz
    • CacheSize
    • Flags (ex: "fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 ...")
    • Microcode
  • load/LoadAvg() (linux, freebsd)

    • Load1
    • Load5
    • Load15
  • docker/GetDockerIDList() (linux only)

    • container id list ([]string)
  • docker/CgroupCPU() (linux only)

    • user
    • system
  • docker/CgroupMem() (linux only)

    • various status
  • net_protocols (linux only)

    • system wide stats on network protocols (i.e IP, TCP, UDP, etc.)
    • sourced from /proc/net/snmp
  • iptables nf_conntrack (linux only)

    • system wide stats on netfilter conntrack module
    • sourced from /proc/sys/net/netfilter/nfconntrackcount

Some codes are ported from Ohai. many thanks.

Current Status

  • x: work
  • b: almost works, but something is broken

=================== ====== ======= ======= ====== ======= ======= name Linux FreeBSD OpenBSD MacOSX Windows Solaris cputimes x x x x x cpucount x x x x x cpupercent x x x x x cputimespercent x x x x x virtualmemory x x x x x b swapmemory x x x x diskpartitions x x x x x diskiocounters x x x diskusage x x x x x netiocounters x x x b x boottime x x x x x users x x x x x pids x x x x x pidexists x x x x x netconnections x x x netprotocols x netifaddrs netifstats netfilterconntrack x =================== ====== ======= ======= ====== =======

Process class ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

================ ===== ======= ======= ====== ======= name Linux FreeBSD OpenBSD MacOSX Windows pid x x x x x ppid x x x x x name x x x x x cmdline x x x x createtime x x x status x x x x cwd x exe x x x x uids x x x x gids x x x x terminal x x x x iocounters x x x x nice x x x x x numfds x numctxswitches x numthreads x x x x x cputimes x x memoryinfo x x x x x memoryinfoex x memorymaps x openfiles x sendsignal x x x x suspend x x x x resume x x x x terminate x x x x x kill x x x x username x x x x x ionice rlimit x numhandlers threads x cpupercent x x x cpuaffinity memorypercent parent x x x x children x x x x x connections x x x isrunning page_faults x ================ ===== ======= ======= ====== =======

Original Metrics ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

================== ===== ======= ======= ====== ======= ======= item Linux FreeBSD OpenBSD MacOSX Windows Solaris HostInfo hostname x x x x x x uptime x x x x x proces x x x x os x x x x x x platform x x x x x platformfamily x x x x x virtualization x CPU VendorID x x x x x x Family x x x x x x Model x x x x x x Stepping x x x x x x PhysicalID x x CoreID x x Cores x x x ModelName x x x x x x Microcode x x LoadAvg Load1 x x x x Load5 x x x x Load15 x x x x GetDockerID container id x no no no no CgroupsCPU user x no no no no system x no no no no CgroupsMem various x no no no no ================== ===== ======= ======= ====== ======= =======

  • future work

    • process_iter
    • wait_procs
    • Process class
    • as_dict
    • wait


New BSD License (same as psutil)

Related Works

I have been influenced by the following great works:

  • psutil: https://github.com/giampaolo/psutil
  • dstat: https://github.com/dagwieers/dstat
  • gosigar: https://github.com/cloudfoundry/gosigar/
  • goprocinfo: https://github.com/c9s/goprocinfo
  • go-ps: https://github.com/mitchellh/go-ps
  • ohai: https://github.com/opscode/ohai/
  • bosun: https://github.com/bosun-monitor/bosun/tree/master/cmd/scollector/collectors
  • mackerel: https://github.com/mackerelio/mackerel-agent/tree/master/metrics

How to Contribute

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request

My English is terrible, so documentation or correcting comments are also welcome.

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