What are some alternatives?
When comparing Runstatus and perf, you can also consider the following products
Cachet - Cachet is a free, open source status page for your API, service or company. Built with all of the features that you'd expect from a status page.
strace - Trace system calls and signals. A diagnostic, debugging and instructional userspace utility.
StatusPage.io - StatusPage.io is the best way for web infrastructure, developer API, and SaaS companies to get set up with their very own status page in minutes. Integrate public metrics and allow your customers to subscribe to be updated automatically.
DTrace - DTrace is a performance analysis and troubleshooting tool for Solaris, Mac OS X and FreeBSD.
Stashboard - Stashboard is a status dashboard for APIs and software services.
ktap - A script-based dynamic tracing tool for Linux.