%idle stuck at 33%?

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sun Apr 17 14:12:00 PDT 2005

On Sun, Apr 17, 2005 at 02:04:28PM -0700, Mike Harding wrote:
> On 5.4-RC3, a Dell 2650 with two processors, and hyperthreading turned
> off, a 'make -j4 buildword' never shows idle % less than 33.3, either
> in top or systat.  Anybody else see this, or know why it happens?

Your disks are too slow to keep up?

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