Re: Poor CPU utilization in 2.3?

From: Riley Williams (
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 03:41:22 EST

Hi Rik.

>> 8:35pm up 3 min, 4 users, load average: 4.02, 1.58, 0.59
>> 74 processes: 68 sleeping, 6 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
>> CPU states: 39.4% user, 4.5% system, 4.6% nice, 57.6% idle

> What you want is a non-broken top...

> The version of top you have simply adds the time of all the
> running processes and uses it to calculate the CPU state
> ... which won't work if you only see 10% of the GCCs.

> What top _should_ do is get the CPU info from /proc/stat,
> like vmstat does. You'll see your CPUs are getting used
> like they should as soon as you switch to a non-buggy top.

Is there any way of identifying a "non-buggy top" simply from its
version number?

Best wishes from Riley.

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