Strange systat output on SMP FreeBSD 5.0-Current

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Thu May 15 14:39:09 PDT 2003

In the last episode (May 15), Petri Helenius said:
> > The <idle> is not a process, it's a measure of how idle the system
> > is. It's generated from the same thing %idle in top(1) comes from.
> > Probably systat should ignore the actual idle processes.
> >
> That would be quite bad because that's the only place I know where
> you can actually see per-CPU utilization. (of the bundled utilities)

per-cpu utilization should be even across all CPUs, since our
schedulers do not do process affinity and are not HT-aware.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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