Greater than 100% CPU usage in top, ULE

Christopher Nehren apeiron at
Tue Jan 20 13:57:34 PST 2004

I'm not sure if this is an FAQ or not, but it sure has me curious. I'm
running 5.2-RELEASE, and started an 1.1 build from the ports
tree. Just out of curiosity, I flipped to a top display and noticed this
rather peculiar line:

57510 root     139    0  6092K  3180K RUN     16:41 106.25% 106.25% java

The system isn't unresponsive -- I'm typing this message on it. I'm 
guessing that it's either a bug in SCHED_ULE or I don't understand 
the meaning of the CPU and WCPU columns in top (more likely). I'm 
not using KSE, and this is a UP system. Some mailing list searching 
showed this to be a solved problem, mostly affecting SMP systems. 

I abhor a system designed for the "user", if that word is a coded
pejorative meaning "stupid and unsophisticated".  -- Ken Thompson
Please CC me in all replies, even if I'm on the relevant list(s).
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