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From: "Håkon Alstadheim" <hakon@×××××××××××××××.no>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Top values don't add up
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 13:02:58
1 If anybody knows a better arena to field this question, please let me know.
3 My system is a single-core old fashioned intel system. uname -a reports:
4 Linux medisin 2.6.25-gentoo-r7 #3 PREEMPT Sun Aug 3 11:40:41 CEST 2008
5 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
7 # qfile `which top`
8 sys-process/procps (/usr/bin/top)
9 # eix -e procps
10 [I] sys-process/procps
11 Available versions: 3.2.4-r3 3.2.5-r1 3.2.6 3.2.7 {n32}
12 Installed versions: 3.2.7(03:27:10 05/13/08)(-n32)
13 Homepage:
14 Description: Standard informational utilities and
15 process-handling tools
17 Top reports ~70% idle, while at the same time the topmost couple of
18 processes are reported as using >70%CPU. Is there anything I could use
19 that reports more sensible values ?
21 I'm running the machine for multi-media-use, and I would like to make
22 sure that I tune the media-programs to leave sufficcient cpu to handle
23 the odd house-keeping task, while at the same time doing as much
24 post-processing for image and sound quality as possible. Is there a way
25 to get top to make sense, or are there other tools you good people would
26 recommend ?


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Top values don't add up Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Top values don't add up Dale <dalek1967@×××××××××.net>