Performance Co-Pilot

Performance Co-Pilot is a system performance analysis toolkit.


  • Lightweight : Collect performance metrics from your systems efficiently.
  • Distributed : Collate metrics from multiple hosts and a variety of operating systems.
  • Included : Everything you need is already included in the major distributions: Fedora, RHEL, Debian, SUSE, Ubuntu, Gentoo


Analyze systems' performance metrics in real-time or using historical data.

Compare performance metrics between different hosts and different intervals. Observe trends and identify abnormal patterns.


Extend the collected performance metrics in a simple way.

PCP offers a multitude of APIs and libraries to extract and make use of performance metrics from your own application.

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Oct 2022
PCP 6.0.1

Bug fix release. Windows and Mac build improvements. New process statistics utility - pcp-ss . Switched to an independent Security Enhanced Linux policy.

Aug 2022
PCP 6.0.0

Major feature and bug fix release. Version 3 PCP archive format with Instance Domain deltas, Y2038 support, nanosecond precision, timezone improvements and more. Elasticsearch metrics authentication support. Support for top-alike plugins in pcp-dstat and tab support in the pcp-htop user interface. New functions support in the pmseries language including topk(), nth_percentile() and stdev(). BPF PMDA CO-RE metric modules, multiple battery support in the denki metrics, additional Open vSwitch and Linux kernel MpTcp metrics. Numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements, particularly in pmproxy and the logging infrastructure.

Apr 2022
PCP 5.3.7

Bug fix release. Added Linux kernel multipath, network and disk metrics. Security Enhanced Linux improvements.

Feb 2022
PCP 5.3.6

Bug fix release. Updates to the BCC, Elasticsearch and rsyslog metrics.

Nov 2021
PCP 5.3.5

Startup latency improvements in the pmlogger utility and service separation between local loggers and remote logging "farms". New MongoDB, KVM, Nvidia GPU and Linux kernel metrics.

Oct 2021
PCP 5.3.4

Bug fix release, especially in systemd integration for pmlogger farms. Adds new detailed processor frequency scaling metrics on Linux. Improvements to the pcp-atop and pcp-htop utilities.

Sep 2021
PCP 5.3.3

New eBPF ELF binary PMDA based on libbpf. Improved pmdabcc memory footprint. Dynamic columns in pcp-htop allowing columns for any process metric in PCP. New Linux autogroup metrics. New and improved processor and block device saturation pmie rules.