more CPU being used than I have (?)
craig001 at lerwick.hopto.org
Wed Jan 26 14:40:26 UTC 2011
> > >
> > > %cpu The CPU utilization of the process; this is a decaying average
> > > over up to a minute of previous (real) time. Since the time
> > > base over which this is computed varies (since processes may be
> > > very young) it is possible for the sum of all %cpu fields to
> > > exceed 100%.
> > Unfortunately, that doesn't explain why.
> ASK GOOGLE !!!
> a quick google search gave me -
> happy reading..
> Craig B
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copied from above link --
The %WCPU is just a 'forecast' value for the process. It really has no
real world value. It's value is totally controlled by the scheduler.
The man page for top(1) indicates that %CPU is the "Raw CPU percentage.
This field is used to sort the top processes".
Well, the %CPU is the total percentage without the 'forecast' factor
built-in, such as a 'raw value.'
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