top doesn't show any Process in idle-Mode

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at
Mon Jan 30 05:58:00 PST 2006

Michael Schuh <michael.schuh at> wrote:

> i use top mostly in idle-mode.
> # top <return> <i>
> or
> # top -I
> Under releng_6 (stable p4) and the older versions,
> i think down to releng_5, doesn't show a running process.

By default top doesn't show system processes.

If you run top -I and no process is shown, it means one
of the system processes is running. Probably idle.

Try top -I -S.

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