How can this 'top' command output make sense? Load over 7 and total CPU use ~5%

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Mon May 25 22:37:21 UTC 2009

> Do you actually read back what you write: you're saying here that when a CPU 
> has only 10% utilization, it'll run slower than when performing at 100%...
i said it perform 10 times less work than when 100% utilized. exactly - 
read back again.

> I'm giving up ;-)
looks like you just want to prove that i'm wrong, nothing else. so give 

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