cpu usage in 7.0
ticso at cicely12.cicely.de
Fri Feb 22 22:31:34 UTC 2008
On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 12:54:06PM -0800, Barney Cordoba wrote:
> I have a dual core system running 7.0 and I can't get
> top to show more than 100% usage no matter how I
> hammer it. My MAC shows over 100% often, but its not
> clear if top is averaging the 2 cpus or just not going
> over 100, or just showing 1 of the cpus.
One CPU of a dual CPU system is only 50%.
> Is there any way to show the per-cpu usage to get an
> idea of the overall efficiency of sharing? Are there
> any tools that can be used to monitor this? What
> exactly is top showing?
Each CPU has its own idle thread.
You can see those system threads for example with top -S.
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