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SubjectRe: [REGRESSION] [Linux 3.2] top/htop and all other CPU usage metering applications has gone crackers
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On Sunday, November 27, 2011, Tino Keitel wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 12:45:57 +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > On Sunday, November 27, 2011, Tino Keitel wrote:
> > > On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 21:05:53 +0100, Tino Keitel wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 10:30:15 +0000, Artem S. Tashkinov wrote:
> > > > > Hello,
> > > > >
> > > > > I'd like to report a weird regression in Linux 3.2 (running rc3 now) - all CPU metering applications have gone terribly mad
> > > > > under this kernel:
> > > >
> > > > I get the same using top, htop and the gnome system monitor with kernel
> > > > 3.2 on a Sandy Bridge quad core box, running Debian unstable.
> > >
> > > I just tested 3.2-rc2, and see the same bug.
> >
> > I'm seeing that too on one of my test boxes, but not all the time
> > (i.e. there are periods in which the readings are correct). The other boxes
> > I've tested with 3.2-rc are fine in that respect.
> >
> > Also, it seems that it shows 100%-(real load) when it is wrong. So, it looks
> > like there's an overflow somewhere in the CPU load measuring code, at least
> > on some CPUs.
> >
> > What's your CPU, BTW?
>
> Intel Core i5-2400

The CPU I'm seeing the problem with is AMD Athlon X2 3800+.

Thanks,
Rafael


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