%idle stuck at 33%?
kris at obsecurity.org
Sun Apr 17 14:43:14 PDT 2005
On Sun, Apr 17, 2005 at 02:34:04PM -0700, mvh at ix.netcom.com wrote:
> I should be more clear - the idle % never goes below 33.3%, spends
> most of its time at 33.3%, and the disks are not even remotely
> saturated. They are 15K SCSI drives and the above is true even when
> there is no apparent disk activity. Seems like the idle % is being
> calculated incorrectly. I am just trying to found out if anyone else
> seems anything simlar before I file a PR...
This kind of thing can happen if your world is out of sync with your
P.S. Please don't top-post.
> In article <d3ujfu$l9s$1 at FreeBSD.csie.NCTU.edu.tw> you wrote:
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> > 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?
> > Kris
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