system resources in -current

Gavin Atkinson gavin.atkinson at ury.york.ac.uk
Wed Aug 10 11:00:33 GMT 2005


On Tue, 2005-08-09 at 19:35 -0400, Robert C. Noland III wrote:
> Since stepping up to 6-current just prior to releng_6 and now on
> 7-current, the %cpu consumed by system as reported by systat -vmstat and
> top seems incredibly high. I have all of the debugging options turned
> off in the kernel, as well as:
> 
> it rarely ever goes below 10%, and frequently is 25 - 50% and is
> generally significantly higher than user %
> 
> #top -S
> 
> last pid: 23808;  load averages:  0.55,  0.55,  0.54    up 0+01:46:06  19:34:24
> 138 processes: 3 running, 111 sleeping, 24 waiting
> CPU states:  3.1% user,  0.0% nice, 16.0% system,  0.8% interrupt, 80.1% idle

I am also seeing this one one of my systems (a laptop) running 6.  For
me, the effect only starts after it has been running for a while,
usually between 8 and 24 hours.  Do you also see this, or is it
continuous for you?  The only cure I have found is to reboot the
machine.

Gavin


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