Invisible process killing the CPU

Joe Holden joe at
Fri Feb 16 16:13:49 UTC 2007

Laszlo Nagy wrote:
> 75% user, 24.2% system, 0.0% idle. Despite those stats, I do not see 
> what is eating up 100% cpu time. I already restarted the computer but it 
> is the same. This problem started some hours ago. The CPU is hot, I can 
> feel it on the air stream pouring out the computer case. There are more 
> people that should work with this computer, but they can't. It is 
> terribly slow. Please help me.
> The system is FreeBSD 6.1.
> Thanks,
>   Laszlo

Whats the output of systat -vmstat 1 ?


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