For security reason you may need to find out current working directory of a process. You can obtained this information by visiting /proc/pid/cwd directory or using the pwdx command. The pwdx command reports the current working directory of a process or processes.


While administrating a box, you may wanted to find out what a processes is doing and find out how many file descriptors (fd) are being used. You will surprised to find out that process does open all sort of files:
=> Actual log file

=> /dev files

=> UNIX Sockets

=> Network sockets

=> Library files /lib /lib64

=> Executables and other programs etc

In this quick post, I will explain how to to count how many file descriptors are currently in use on your Linux server system.


Q. How can I find out Linux Resource utilization using vmstat command? How do I get information about high disk I/O and memory usage? A. vmstat command reports information about processes, memory, paging, block IO, traps, and cpu activity. However, a real advantage of vmstat command output – is to the point and (concise) easy […]


When you are using SMP (Symmetric MultiProcessing) you might want to override the kernel’s process scheduling and bind a certain process to a specific CPU(s). But what is CPU affinity? CPU affinity is nothing but a scheduler property that “bonds” a process to a given set of CPUs on the SMP system. The Linux scheduler […]