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SubjectRe: [REGRESSION] High, likely incorrect process cpu usage counters with kvm and 2.6.2[67]
Parag Warudkar wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 11:43 AM, Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> wrote:
>
>> Running an idle Windows VM on Linux 2.6.26+ with kvm, one sees high values
>> for the kvm process in top (30%-70% cpu), where one would normally expect
>> 0%-1%. Surprisingly, the per-cpu system counters show almost 100% idle,
>> leading me to believe this is an accounting error and that the process does
>> not actually consume this much cpu.
>>
>
> Busted process accounting - This looks the same as
> http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11209 .
> Please verify. Peter's patch in latest git stops showing "incorrect
> looking" CPU usage but at least the process times are still wrong,
> horribly.
> In fact the CPU usage thing in -rc5 is likely also incorrect but I
> need to analyze that bit a little more.
>
> From Today's Git -
>
> PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
>
> 12961 parag 20 0 83000 8908 6628 R 0 0.1 5124415h npviewer.bin
>
>

Yes, it looks very similar. In my tests, %CPU is consistent with TIME;
it's just not consistent with what's actually happening and with the
global statistics.


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