kernel thread as real threads..

Thierry Herbelot thierry at
Fri Jan 20 11:09:01 PST 2006

Le Friday 20 January 2006 10:52, Kris Kennaway a écrit :

> Correct me if I'm wrong, but the stats aren't accounted to the parent
> process either.  I'm pretty sure I've seen situations where a thread
> was using a lot of CPU, but if you believe top(1) then every process
> in the system is idle (except for the fact that the system is 0%
> idle).  In this situation there's no way to tell which threaded
> process is using resources.

One work-around is to "nice" the specific process (nice 1 is enough, of 
course), then the "nice" component of "CPU states:" seems to reflect the real 
CPU use of a threaded process.


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