Strange systat output on SMP FreeBSD 5.0-Current

Petri Helenius pete at
Thu May 15 23:37:57 PDT 2003

John Baldwin wrote:

>On 15-May-2003 Petri Helenius wrote:
>>>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
>>see per-CPU utilization. (of the bundled utilities)
Where exactly? This is from an SMP machine:

26 processes:  2 running, 24 sleeping
CPU states: 14.0% user,  0.0% nice,  0.2% system, 19.5% interrupt, 66.3% 
Mem: 165M Active, 582M Inact, 205M Wired, 44M Cache, 112M Buf, 5560K Free

Here is "pigs" from the same:
root     idle: cpu0 XXXXXXXXXXXXX
             <idle> XXXXXXXXXXXX
root     idle: cpu1 XXXXXXXXXXXX
root        rxxxxxx XXXXX
root     irq18: em2 XXX
root     irq17: em1 XXX


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