CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (2793.01-MHz K8-class CPU)
lars.tunkrans at bredband.net
Sat Jan 8 14:11:42 PST 2005
Steve Clement wrote:
> Indeed, I was running a GENERIC Kernel and it lacked SMP support, now
> all is compiled in and I have a new phenomenon.
> I am seeing idle variations from 0% up to 50% in a rather cyclical way.
> HOW can I see what program causes this, top isn't much help but:
No you dont !
It is the System load that varies ! The Idle count is just a representation
of unused capacity.
Try running systat(1) in a Terminalshell.
It will give you a crude curses based live representation of which
proceses are generating load on the machine.
Its crude "graphics" can be easier to visualise than the numbers in top(1).
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