Invisible process killing the CPU

Nagy László Zsolt nagylzs at
Fri Feb 16 18:36:31 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.
Probably it is not a problem with the kernel (it was working before) but 
I tried to upgrade to the latest 6.2 branch. make buildworld is so 
incredibly slow that I don't think it will finish within a week. :-( 
Compilation starts, but the C compiler only gets about 0.3% CPU time. 
The remaining 99.7% is lost somewhere. :-(


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