System Cpu Between 50-70% and need to find out why

Christopher Arnold chris at
Sun Apr 22 23:26:42 UTC 2007

On Sun, 22 Apr 2007, Kris Kennaway wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 22, 2007 at 06:14:38PM -0400, Paul wrote:
>> My system is being killed by a system cpu always between 50-70% on
>> Freebsd 6.2 with SMP enabled. Does anyone know of a quick tool to be
>> able to tell me what is making up that 50-70% for the System Cup Usage.
> Uh you had the right idea but forgot to paste the relevant bits ;-)
> top *is* the tool for working out what processes are using your CPU.
> Although your high load average suggests that your system is just
> heavily loaded and it is expected that it will be using 100% CPU.
Maybe Paul havn't found "S" in top?

Enter "S" when runing top (to show system processes) and you might find 
out more about whats going on.


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