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SubjectRe: Why so must idle time ?
On Fri, Jul 07, 2000 at 04:54:52PM +0200, Giuliano Pochini wrote:
> I have a machine running web server. It has a lot of httpd's loaded and
> most of them are sleeping. The load average is always around 7-13, so I
> wonder why the CPU usage doesn't reach ~100%. It wastes CPU time or
> simply there is something top does not show ?

yes, top gets its stats once every 5 secs and (obviously) considers only
existing procesess. A process that exited 0.01 secs before top collected
its stats simply doesn't leave any trace - top has no chance but to mark
the time it consumed as idle.


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