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Computer Sciences


Lynn Ziegler


The "Monitor" Program was developed to assist system administrators for the INFORMIX OnLine Database Server with their evaluation of shared memory components used on their system. Using the Open Software Foundation (OSF)/Motif Widget set for Xt Intrinsics on the X Window System, this program creates scaled dials and pop-up windows to display system information at regular intervals. The program is surprisingly simple to operate and is general enough that with just a few modifications, it can be used to monitor any system information, not just shared memory information for OnLine. This program marks a new way to look at systems analysis, and could be the building block of many powerful programs of the future.