cpu usage in 7.0

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Fri Feb 22 23:13:08 UTC 2008

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.

100% in FreeBSD means "all of your CPUs are completely active".  It is 
hard to exceed this amount :-)

> 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?

Not in 7.0.  8.0 supports top -P and vmstat -P


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