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SubjectRe: top displaying 9999% CPU usage
Frans Pop wrote:
> I saw top occasionally displaying 9999% CPU usage for a process. The
> first few times it was amarokapp, this last time it was kontact.
> Both applications were basically idle.
> The "cc1" is a kernel compile (rc9 + CFS :-).
> I cannot remember seeing this before, but as I also don't run top that
> frequently I cannot be sure its a recent regression.

Try to capture the i/o log with the following command:

strace -o top.log top

This will show for sure whether the kernel gives out incorrect data or
top misinterprets them.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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