Re: 2.1.131: Strange percent idle time measurement

Pavel Machek (
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 14:13:21 +0100


> Some questions arise:
> 1. 101% is obviously wrong and should never be reported.
> Is this a "top" thing, or a number reported by the kernel?

Top is so broken that it does not surprise me.

> 2. The idle time shows some interesting jumps.
> I'd expect 0% all the time. Is this top's calculations again?

It can be exited proces. If proces exits before top can see it, its
time will be reported as idle. This can be easily seen while compiling
with kernel (top reports up-to 50% free cupu when in fact there's no
free cpu...).


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