load > 1, no process using >10% CPU...?

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at over-yonder.net
Tue Apr 19 19:11:47 PDT 2005

On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 10:05:24PM -0400 I heard the voice of
Damian Gerow, and lo! it spake thus:
> It turned out to be a runaway xmms process.  But I still find it
> strange that it didn't show anything obvious in top.

Threaded processes don't rack up CPU%.  It's an (annoying) side effect
of the KSE-based threading libraries.  There've been a few discussions
about it, but last I heard there wasn't any concensus on how to fix

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at over-yonder.net
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