Request for testing - top 3.8b1 in the base system

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at
Sun Sep 28 20:40:13 UTC 2008

On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 03:46:45PM -0400, William LeFebvre wrote:
> Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 02:24:09PM +0200, Nikola Le??i?? wrote:
>>> Is it normal to have 100.64% for cc1?
>> I would assume so, as your machine has more than one logical or
>> physical processor.
> No, that was a per-thread display he posted.  Altho undesirable I can  
> come up with some plausible reasons why it is exceeding 100%, all  
> related to the uncertainty of trying to perform accurate measurements on  
> a moving target.  I suppose I could cap the percentage at 100 just for  
> aesthetic reasons, and to keep it from overflowing the column.

Ah ha.  That could also explain why gstat(8) has the same problem
(%busy column occasionally being >100, sometimes 102-103%).  A simple &
100 on the displayed value should suffice, yep.

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