Re: who/what uses my CPU?
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On 02/28/07 09:52, email@example.com wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 10:42:51AM -0500, Andrew Perrin wrote:
>> >From man top:
>> wa -- iowait
>> Amount of time the CPU has been waiting for I/O to complete.
> In other words, the CPU is idling, waiting for something to do.
NO, it's not *idling*. It's *waiting*. That's why wa and id are
broken out separately.
What 95.3% wa *means* is that his disks (or video card or some bus)
are too slow, and thus the CPU, which *wants* to do something, can't.
> -- hendrik
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