more CPU being used than I have (?)

Chad Perrin perrin at
Tue Jan 25 00:07:06 UTC 2011

I'm running a two-core laptop that, once in a great while, shows
approximately 250% CPU usage by a single process in top.  How exactly
does that work?

Note: It's not entirely surprising that this particular process is
consuming a lot of resources.  It's just surprising to me that it's
consuming more than CPUs * 100%.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
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