system resources in -current

Robert C. Noland III rnoland at 2hip.net
Wed Aug 10 14:30:06 GMT 2005


On Wed, 2005-08-10 at 12:00 +0100, Gavin Atkinson wrote:
> 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.


No, my issue is persistent.  Even single user sys consumes between .8
and 2.5%.

robert.

> Gavin
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