Mac OS X doesn't seem to have the Linux performance tools perf, pidstat, or mpstat.

What other software has equal functionality on OS X? Or, how can I install these?

  • Can you add some details about what these tools do? There are tools on OS X as well but it might be easier to point you into the right direction if you add some details.
    – nohillside
    Jul 14, 2013 at 13:26
  • Thanks for the links, I've edited the man page link into the question (you could actually do this yourself). Guessing from your comment below you are looking to solve a specific problem with the tools (e.g. profiling java code). You may get better answers if you edit the question into asking how to solve this in OS X than looking for 1:1 replacements of some Linux tools.
    – nohillside
    Jul 14, 2013 at 14:19

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I've used Instruments in XCode - not sure if it covers all of the functionality of the Linux tools you mention, but Instruments seems to be the preferred performance analyzer on Mac.

  • thanks ,could you simple tell how use instrumetns in Xcode
    – fuyou001
    Jul 20, 2013 at 13:27

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