system in cpu states in top
gldisater at gldis.ca
Tue Nov 23 03:38:23 PST 2004
> I wonder how some variables are being determined in top.
> For example CPU states:
> CPU states: 0.4% user, 0.0% nice, 1.5% system, 0.4% interrupt, 97.7% idle
> is the percentage of system the usage that system processes use from
> the cpu? What about nice? Any nice link where i can rtfm about it?
user - user programs
nice - user programs that are running at a nice level (man nice)
system - kernel
interrupt - handling hardware interrupts
Jeremy Faulkner <gldisater at gldis.ca>
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